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Forever Free School Lunches

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posted on Feb, 8 2022 @ 03:10 PM
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originally posted by: Edumakated

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: JAGStorm

Just my opinion, but I think schools should focus on teaching children and not raising, feeding them.


In a perfect world. However, in many areas, schools often have to play social worker as well. Many kids parents may not be able to consistently provide that meal. Also, that hungry kid could harm the learning environment for others.


Where and when does it stop?

If we're worried about the child going hungry, shouldn't we be worried about the child not having a warm blanket in winter?

How about having a large tv or cable?

Schools should be institutions of learning.

Period.



posted on Feb, 8 2022 @ 03:13 PM
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a reply to: Edumakated




I don't think it is a huge issue to ensure no child is hungry while at school.


It's always the small issues the catapult into bigger ones.

This lady said kids do not belong to the family...




posted on Feb, 8 2022 @ 03:16 PM
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I think all states should have free lunches, and parents who would prefer their kids eat healthier food can pack them a lunch. Michelle Obama took school food down to the bottom, and made it absolute garbage- but it fills an empty stomach.

I started school in the early 50's; I'm sure my mother never dreamed she'd have to escape an abusive partner with two toddles in tow when she gave birth to us.

There were no safety nets at that time, and my brother and I often went to school on an empty stomach. Sometimes, there was nothing to make a lunch with. The first time I showed up sans lunch the teacher didn't believe me when I told her we didn't have food to make a sandwich with; she called me a liar and punished me by making me sit at my desk while the other went to recess. There were no 'safety nets' back then.

One time when there was bread but nothing else I just took two slices and 'pretended' it was a sandwich. The teacher stopped at mu desk, lifted the top slice- and saw nothing in between. Another humiliating rant and skipped recess. From then on I would just lie and say I forgot my lunch, then take my punishment.

No matter what the circumstances, NO child should ever go hungry. Our taxes pay for bull**it like crack pipes for addicts, for gawds sake! We bail out banks and housing markets because of corporate greed and stupidity. We can fund wars in other countries; we can accept and pay for the dregs from other countries just by giving them a creative new label, then we can sure as hell offer free food to children when they're in school.

Obama slop would have tasted like fine dinning back then. Whether or not their parents should have been allowed to bring them into the world is a lame, stupid response. 'But it's OUR tax dollars' is just as ignorant.

We'd best be turning our focus on the children in this world, because one day they will be grown and we will all answer to them as they take over leadership reigns.



posted on Feb, 8 2022 @ 03:16 PM
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a reply to: chris_stibrany




She screwed up a lot of DFAC food in the Army/Military too


That's too bad. As crazy as it sounds I really enjoyed Army food growing up.
Often during certain holiday we would eat at the mess hall, and I swear that was some of the finest food you would ever have. (this is a long time ago)
It was so neat to see the cooks allowed to use their special skills and make food sculptures and things like that.
You just brought back such a fond memory for me...



posted on Feb, 8 2022 @ 03:18 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy




Schools should be institutions of learning.

Period.

Hungry children are lousy students.



posted on Feb, 8 2022 @ 03:21 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

It obviously depends on the installation and the mission but yeah there was a lot of weird healthy crap lol ie tasteless.
But when you're hungry you're hungry.

Growing up in the netherlands, the NATO post in Brunssum had really good food at the main mess hall but it was definitely not healthy, it was more fried; but that contingent was obviously not just US tastes, it was a # tonne of Brits and we know they love their fried foods!

I am super curious how their renovations went. I have not been on that post since I was a kid in like 2000.



posted on Feb, 8 2022 @ 03:21 PM
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One of the problems with public schools is that they reflect the communities in which they serve.

In poorer areas, this can mean the public school is serving kids who come from broken homes. Often times, school is the only stability they have in their lives.

Ideally, schools wouldn't need to do something as simple as providing breakfast, but that simply is not reality in some areas.

The best TV show ever made, The Wire had an entire season dedicated to how messed up public schools could be. This scene shows how the home life some of these kids may come from.

Back story... Wallace (Actor Michael B. Jordan before he was a buff A lister) is taking care of a bunch of siblings. Barely a teen himself. Check the end where he is handing out "breakfast" trying to get the kids ready for school.




posted on Feb, 8 2022 @ 03:25 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

How should a child be able to learn when they are hungry, if their parents are unable or not willing to provide them lunch for school. The child will have strong problems with focusing on the class, not being able to concentrate or remember anything.



posted on Feb, 8 2022 @ 03:26 PM
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originally posted by: nugget1
a reply to: DBCowboy




Schools should be institutions of learning.

Period.

Hungry children are lousy students.


So are cold children so are abused children so are children who are afraid so are sick children so are sad children…….



posted on Feb, 8 2022 @ 03:27 PM
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originally posted by: Cabin
a reply to: DBCowboy

How should a child be able to learn when they are hungry, if their parents are unable or not willing to provide them lunch for school. The child will have strong problems with focusing on the class, not being able to concentrate or remember anything.


How can a child study if the child doesn’t have a bed to sleep on?



posted on Feb, 8 2022 @ 03:29 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

Unless peeps completely misunderstood Oliver Twist.

Keep the free lunches feed the kids.

Its not rocket science and it is the correct thing to do.


edit on 8-2-2022 by andy06shake because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 8 2022 @ 03:35 PM
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originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: JAGStorm

Unless peeps completely misunderstood Oliver Twist.

Keep the free lunches feed the kids.

Its not rocket science and it is the correct thing to do.



If it is the correct thing to do why are we only doing it now, why wasn't it always done?
Were we not correct 20 years ago, 30/40? Were there not hungry children then?

PS. I'm not talking about Free or reduced lunches here. This is a blanket of free lunches for everyone regardless of income. That is what our state is dealing with.
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posted on Feb, 8 2022 @ 03:36 PM
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i went tp a school that didn't have a kitchen for a few yrs so we had to bring our lunch. then they finally put one in and it was optional but it cost. 35 cents i think. i always had the open face turkey sand, gravy and mashed, veg. it was good. once a week. friday was pizza day iir. there was no breakfast just lunch.


lunch ladies. lol.

we didn't have many if at all poor kids that needed food that i knew of, anyway. i would have been more than happy to share or just give the whole thing. i wasn't much of an eater then, even now.

someone posted pics of a school lunch and a prisoners meal. wow. the free stuff has to reach edible level tho. make the teachers eat it too and i'm sure the quality would rise.






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posted on Feb, 8 2022 @ 03:39 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

A child can not. If the family is that poor, then government should aid them, but that is another topic. Let us keep a separation between home life and school life for now

During the school hours, school is responsible for the welfare and safety of the child. That involves providing the child the necessary means to study as effecively as possible. For many children, especially from proverty, that might be the only quality meal they have throughout the day.



posted on Feb, 8 2022 @ 03:42 PM
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a reply to: Cabin

The same God-damned government that promised us "Two weeks to flatten the curve" is now going to promise "just" to feed the little darlings at lunch?




posted on Feb, 8 2022 @ 03:43 PM
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originally posted by: marg6043
a reply to: JAGStorm



When I was growing up, the food we ate were cooked in the school kitchen, you could smell everything all morning, all fresh from scratch, it was the best food ever and plentiful.

Those days are all gone.





I remember those lunches in the 60's/70's fondly, as well.



posted on Feb, 8 2022 @ 04:00 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

The past is in the past JAGStorm, those kids futures are in our generations hands.

Should not be hungary children in first world nations, yours or mine.

All i know JAGStorm is that if kids need feeding, you should feed them.

As to there parents income, well if they don't require food for free, why would they abuse the service.

Its not like we see our middle classes lining up at food banks or the soup kitchens just yet.



posted on Feb, 8 2022 @ 04:10 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: nugget1
a reply to: DBCowboy




Schools should be institutions of learning.

Period.

Hungry children are lousy students.


So are cold children so are abused children so are children who are afraid so are sick children so are sad children…….


I agree with you 100%. It's a problem that needs to be addressed; free school lunches is one tiny step in the right direction.

There's no excuse for a country with the wealth of the US to have any child going without basic needs being met.
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posted on Feb, 8 2022 @ 04:15 PM
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Some of y'all are strange.

I ate school food all my time in Elementary, Middle and High School.

My daughter attends the same elementary school and sometimes I go and eat lunch with her, the food isn't bad 🙄

As for meals, I think the State should provide free meals, however if you want something more appealing and fast food like, go to the fat kid line and pay extra for your ChzBurg and Pizza slices.



posted on Feb, 8 2022 @ 04:16 PM
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originally posted by: Cabin
a reply to: DBCowboy

A child can not. If the family is that poor, then government should aid them, but that is another topic. Let us keep a separation between home life and school life for now

During the school hours, school is responsible for the welfare and safety of the child. That involves providing the child the necessary means to study as effecively as possible. For many children, especially from proverty, that might be the only quality meal they have throughout the day.



Again showing my age.

I grew up in the country. We were poor as church mice, but I didn't realize that until I was grown. We never worried about a meal. The river was walking distance, we had fruit trees, we gleaned the fields. We hunted and all the folk in the area shared.

We had harvest time every year, and everyone, including us children, pitched in and helped with something. Each family went home with a portion of a cow, sausages, bacon, and bushels of vegetables. We canned, we had a spring house, and a storage freezer.

The church ladies, knew who needed what in the community, and we gave what we could. I remember the church bringing by big boxes of food for the holidays, and mother giving food to others with needs greater than ours. My mom said the church always sent us a holiday box, because she had ten children, but she said there were others that had a greater need than us, so we got a big kick out of making up smaller boxes to give out to the old folks.

I am an old broad and I still live in the country. Not a week goes by without my neighbors dropping off something. Just last week, I got a bunch of tomatoes, star fruit, bok choy, egg plant, and kale. We gave out eleven dozen eggs last week. So it is not quite like it was when I was a child, but we still look out for each other.

I think we would be a lot better off if we relied on each other, instead of the government.




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