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In Rural Tennessee, a New Way to Help Hungry Children: A Bus Turned Bread Truck


Society & Culture  (tags: children, government, good news, hunger, society, health )

Carrie
- 440 days ago - washingtonpost.com
It was the first day of summer in a place where summers had become hazardous to a child's health, so the school bus rolled out of the parking lot on its newest emergency route.



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Comments

Christeen Anderson (491)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 2:45 pm
This is really great. I would like to see this happen in many more places. Thank you.
 

Carrie B. (305)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 2:51 pm
I agree Christine. What a wonderful thing for these hungry children!
 

Joanne Dixon (38)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 3:30 pm
So sad that it is necessary, but of course it is. Like Christeen, I would like to see it spread. But I would also like to see "food stamps" increase in dollars, spread to more people, and drop the debit cards and the service charges to big banks which make Chase et al the biggest welfare queens!
 

Gloria picchetti (290)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 4:05 pm
I feel so sorry for the children living in poverty eating baloney sandwiches. That's jail food.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 5:20 pm
Thanks.
 

Birgit W. (144)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 5:24 pm
Some of the food and drinks did not look very healthy to me, but I think it is better than having no food at all. Thank you
 

Susanne R. (249)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 8:29 pm
Is this what America has come to? Children whose only meal for the day depends upon the arrival of a school bus? The photo of one-year old Austin Davis, wearing nothing but a diaper while eating a piece of bread on the Lunch Express bus broke my heart. We can do better! Corporations are making record profits, so why can't we stop corporate welfare? The sequester is hurting those who are hurting most. It's just so wrong...
 

Natasha Salgado (520)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 11:23 pm
It's always so sad to know there's hungry children in a country where it shouldn't be at all...but i welcome this idea---only wish it could be healthier food. Thanks Carrie
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Monday July 8, 2013, 1:06 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Eternal Gardener (743)
Monday July 8, 2013, 2:29 am
It's a brilliant initiative... but this situation, in a developed nation for crying out loud... it's an ugly disgrace.
Carrie, thank you for this eye opener!
 

Carol H. (229)
Monday July 8, 2013, 5:23 am
thanks Carrie, noted
 

JL A. (275)
Monday July 8, 2013, 10:41 am
A model worth replicating in other cities and communities.
 

Connie O. (42)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 12:56 pm
I am glad to see this. Maybe it is time for more people to care about the poor children in poverty rather than the unborn.
 

Connie O. (42)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 12:57 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Carrie because you have done so within the last day.
 

Angelene B. (145)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 2:52 pm
very creative!
 

Jason S. (57)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 8:11 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Dale O. (190)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 9:00 pm
Poverty is a horrific issue, it is a struggle for children and the causes of poverty need to be addressed, not in the future but now!
 
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