Skip to comments.String of snow days deprives many students of food
Posted on 02/14/2010 6:42:42 PM PST by JoeProBono
TAKOMA PARK, Md. (AP) -- As back-to-back snowstorms shuttered schools for the week across the mid-Atlantic states, parents fretted about lost learning time, administrators scheduled makeup days and teachers posted assignments online.
But Marla Caplon worried about a more fundamental problem: How would students eat? The two snowstorms that pummeled the region, leaving more than 3 feet of snow in some areas, deprived tens of thousands of children from Virginia to Pennsylvania of the free or reduced-price school lunch that may be their only nutritious meal of the day. The nonprofits that try to meet the need when school is not in session also closed their doors for much of the week, leaving many families looking at bare cupboards. And many parents working hourly jobs were unable to earn any money during the week, as the snow forced businesses to close.
Caplon is a food services supervisor for Montgomery County Public Schools, where about 43,000 children are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches. Some also get breakfast, dinner and bags of staple foods to take home for the weekend. The snow days meant children would get none of that until Tuesday, because schools are closed Monday for Presidents Day.
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Leeches complaining that they can’t leech for a couple of days.
How many died? None?
Tragic on divergent levels.
The downside of relying on other people to take care of you.
No, government drones are afraid that someone will notice that the world goes on even without their tender ministrations.
I am sure if they are this poor their families have ebt cash and food cards.
geez! Womb to the Tomb Socialism is such a bitch to keep up with when it snows, huh? Then again, this creates another perfectly good crisis for your local Dhimmies to exploit.
The key word in this article is “may”. As usual it is not the proof one presents, rather the seriousness of the charges...
Why is it up to me to feed other people’s kids? Typical of the “support our kids” signs seen outside of every polling place for school levy issues.
There must be mass starvation during the summer.
For the most part, single moms and illegals. These are who our politicians represent.
Our rulers don’t give a crap about us, except on April 15.
That does not translate into these students going hungry. The schools recruit students into the program to collect federal dollars.
I ate PB and jelly sandwiches in the 50s and 60s. Now the libs would say I was eligible for free lunch, in order to avoid hunger. Bull.
I would be curious about the obesity rate for recipients of the free school lunch program.
Put on some layers and walk to the local church food shelf. It’s what all of us poor folk do up in the Upper Midwest.
Brings to mind this video
Typical mainstream media b-s. Creating a crisis when there isn’t any.
Sounds like Michelle’s wasting no time fixing that childhood obesity problem.
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