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Free Lunches Vanish Amid Schools' Budget Woes


Health & Wellness  (tags: school lunch, school lunches, school lunch programs, government, US, USA, children, diet, food, health, nutrition, school, schools, hunger, hunger in America )

Carol
- 1483 days ago - news.yahoo.com
A new study by the Food Research and Action Center, a nonprofit advocacy group, has found that fewer kids were served free summer lunches in 2009 than in 2008, even as the impact of the recession left more school-age kids hungry.



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Maurene T. (122)
Tuesday June 29, 2010, 6:13 pm
The economy is really bad and if you have not been directly affected, you are very, very lucky. Children are going hungry in the US and to steal what may be their only meal is beyond despicatble.
 

Henriette Matthijssen (147)
Tuesday June 29, 2010, 9:03 pm
If our government would priorities the importance of people lives first rather then wars, these children would/should not have to go hungry! This is deplorable to imagine hunger these innocent children suffer while there is money for fighting wars! Thanks Carol.
 

MeowFoul B. (191)
Wednesday June 30, 2010, 12:42 am
I heard about this, There should be a vegan option available at all school lunches and that's that.
 

Cheree M. (249)
Wednesday June 30, 2010, 1:15 am
This really saddens me & is really true & happening...This happened this past year at my daughters Elementary School. What ever extra money I had left over at the end of the week, I would go to the school & go see the Lunch room Manager & give her what extra money I had to kids that had NO lunch Money or forgot it.. The school quit letting kids charge their lunch, so if they forgot or loss their money, They had NO lunch & I couldn't deal w/ that.. Those kids would have to sit in that lunch room w/ all other school kids w/ their heads down while other kids were able to eat...you know, some of those kids, The school was their only source of a meal...& Now that is being taken away from them..... It breaks my heart....Although this was my daughters last year there at that Elementary school, I''m still going to go to that school when school starts & Keep giving school kids that forgot or have NO money a lunch......I hope this issue is resolved soon..It's happening all over.TY Carol for bring this IMPORTANT issue up...
 

Cheree M. (249)
Wednesday June 30, 2010, 1:19 am
Oh & this does apply to the kids that were covered under free lunch..Now at that school, If your Free Lunch, YOU do NOT get a HOT MEAL & your sent to the end of the line. Free Lunch Students NOW get a DRY HAM SANDWICH, bag of chips & a little carton of milk....This really really, P*SSED/P*SSES me off, especially when they started separating the Free Lunch children & putting them at the end/back of lunch line......
 

Cheree M. (249)
Wednesday June 30, 2010, 1:23 am
You cannot currently send a star to Carol because you have done so within the last week.
 

Carol H. (32)
Thursday July 1, 2010, 10:10 am
Cheree,wow! nothing like a neon sign to say, "look, here's the poor kids!" So now they're stigmatized, get a crappy lunch AND have to wait at the end of the line to boot? Such a warm & fuzzy feeling NOT!
 
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