|So, I risked my daughter's life so that she and|
her classmates could do this?
A school is not a food pantry. School does provide lunches, but the reason it does so is not so that children will not go hungry; the school lunch program was initiated to help farms unload excess food, not to feed poor children. Schools once relied on students to provide not only their lunch, but to ensure they got to school on their own, and of course, produce the necessary supplies to learn. Now, we do it all for them, for the good of the children. But, the food they get in school gets thrown out immediately without a second thought, the school buses that we provide for them are havens for unruly, unsafe behavior, and the supplies we give them are mistreated. And I think part of the reason is that we don't value things that we don't earn. Now, food is different than transportation and books, in that it is a basic need, but it is still not appreciated if it is given to you, and eventually, it is seen as a sort of birthright.
|"I would never expect anyone to eat anything out |
of the garbage." That's funny, because I would never
expect anyone who couldn't afford lunch to throw
a free one away.