The Outrageous Reason This Lunch Lady Was Fired!
Something is rotten in the state of Colorado! Della Curry was fired from her school cafeteria job for allowing kids to get free hot meals even though they couldn’t pay. The food was going to be thrown out, but the school district has been unrelenting in its stance. Since when does making money trump hungry kids?!?
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Schools don’t just educate kids; they also feed them! Each year, the National School Lunch Program provides over 31 million low-income students with free or reduced-price lunch. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) improved the requirements for healthy lunch options, but with the budget per meal being increased by only six cents, there’s been a massive disconnect between public policy and the cost realities of healthy food.
You can help be a part of the solution by signing our petition advocating for an expansion of the USDA’s Farm to School Grant Program as a way to address budget shortfalls and promote eating local. Click here to sign!