I’m sure by now you’ve all heard the story about the Salt Lake school that turned kids away at the lunch line for having past due lunch accounts. Or in some cases, threw their lunches out after already dishing them out and then realizing they had lack of funds. The school maintains that they had notified some of the parents of the delinquent accounts. Still, some of the students felt humiliated by the removal/lack of their lunch. And, well, you already know how I feel about food waste, so having to throw out the food kind of makes me sick.
Kids should not go hungry. No matter what. And my husband had reduced lunches as a kid, so I know how much some of the kids rely on school lunch as a staple meal. But the bottom line is someone has to pay for the food.
Without over-recapping, pop over, read the details. I really want to know what you think. Was it fair for the school district to throw out the kids lunch and hand them an apple and a carton of milk? Or should they have handled it another way? And if so, HOW should they have handled it?