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[MD] Prince George’s schools offer breakfast and lunch to students during summer
Washington Post ^ | 7/8/2014 | Ovetta Wiggins

Posted on 07/08/2014 10:27:54 AM PDT by markomalley

With students running a higher risk of obesity and hunger during their summer break, Prince George’s County schools have joined an effort to provide the youngsters with free breakfast and lunch.

More than 60 schools throughout the county will serve the meals until Aug. 1.

“Providing continuous meals throughout the summer helps children receive the nutrition they need to learn, play and grow,” Kevin M. Maxwell, Chief Executive Officer for Prince George’s County Public Schools said in a statement.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: itsonlymoney; nannystate; publicschools
These penal colonies should just abandon any pretence of education and just identify themselves as the juvenile prisons they are. Couldn't you just imagine how joyful your child would be going to this happy place? (Note the extensive windows to allow for maximum sunshine)


1 posted on 07/08/2014 10:27:54 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Memphis offers free meals year round too thru it’s school food programs.


2 posted on 07/08/2014 10:29:38 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: markomalley

Can you imagine Jefferson being able to see this as he was writing the Declaration of Independence.
We’ve become a Nation of Dependence!


3 posted on 07/08/2014 10:30:31 AM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: blackdog

Yet we continue to pay for food stamps for the whole family, all year, as if they are using the money to feed the children.


4 posted on 07/08/2014 10:31:38 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: markomalley

“Prince George’s County schools have joined an effort to provide the youngsters with free breakfast and lunch.”

No. Taxpayers are providing free breakfast and lunch throughout the summer. Taxpayers are also paying the lazy employees to sit around all day and maybe work 2 hours a day if that.

These are not schools. They do not educate. They are taxpayer funded centers that provide paychecks for little if any work and a place for young people to hang out and get free stuff.

There is little if any actual learning going on.


5 posted on 07/08/2014 10:33:59 AM PDT by detective
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To: markomalley

I believe the way the program works is that free breakfasts and lunches are provided to everyone under the age of 18. Of course Food Stamps/EBTs are not reduced—that would be mean.


6 posted on 07/08/2014 10:34:07 AM PDT by hanamizu
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To: markomalley

“With students running a higher risk of obesity and hunger during their summer break,...”

Please reconcile this statement to itself.


7 posted on 07/08/2014 10:36:49 AM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: markomalley; All

If obesity is such problem...maybe the government shouldn’t feed the kids?

Our government at it again


8 posted on 07/08/2014 10:38:44 AM PDT by DisorderOnBorder (I Voted, In Mississippi...so can every other American)
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To: markomalley

In Sunland Park NM, the schools give free breakfast and lunch to anyone, student or no, under the age of 18 who shows up. In reality they feed the parents too. Remind me again why we also give out food stamps?

As to your note about windows, that is a two pronged issue. First, after tax payers build what is usually the nicest building in the neigbhborhood the “community” destroys any glass they can get to. Second, energy codes have evolved to require insulated windows that are expensive to install and expensive to replace when issue #1 presents itself.


9 posted on 07/08/2014 10:39:08 AM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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To: markomalley

When I was a priso - er,... ah,... - a “student” in these hellholes a few decades back, I used to daydream about nuclear terrorism.


10 posted on 07/08/2014 10:40:06 AM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: Ouchthatonehurt
Can you imagine Jefferson being able to see this as he was writing the Declaration of Independence.

We’ve become a Nation of Dependence!

If it wasn't for that darned typo in the Declaration of Independence, we'd realize that this, in fact, was the intent.

</sarc>

11 posted on 07/08/2014 10:40:06 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: DisorderOnBorder
maryland: THE Freak state.
12 posted on 07/08/2014 10:40:11 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: markomalley

With students running a higher risk of obesity and hunger during their summer break
___________________________________

so which is it ???


13 posted on 07/08/2014 10:40:22 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: NEMDF

Was in the local Dollar Tree last night. Lady in front of me had a cart loaded with applesauce, fruit cups and macaroni which she paid for with a LoneStar food card. Comment was made that she must really like applesauce. Said she buys as much as she can of these staples on her LoneStar card the first of every month and donates it all to our local VFW which provides free lunch to Veterans and their families.

She also commented that she is disabled - obviously older and could barely get around with a cane - has no income but is able to grow a small garden in her back yard and God provides for her so this is her way to give back.

Pretty interesting IMO.


14 posted on 07/08/2014 10:42:29 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: RightOnTheBorder
First, after tax payers build what is usually the nicest building in the neigbhborhood the “community” destroys any glass they can get to.

Back in the 1970s, when this school was opened, Beltsville was a nice, suburban area. The flight from PG County hadn't yet started.

Second, energy codes have evolved to require insulated windows that are expensive to install and expensive to replace when issue #1 presents itself.

Energy codes from the 70s? Really?

15 posted on 07/08/2014 10:45:25 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: markomalley

That looks like my old high school, Friendly Senior high in PG county, on Allentown Road off Indianhead highway.
I was there a few years ago visiting (my brother wouldn’t get out of the car) and noticed a new building.
After meeting the black principal and showing him my ‘Premiere’ ring (first class to graduate) and nothing to myself that the ratio of one black kid to, say, 40 white kids had converted, I asked him about the new, large building.
It’s a nursery, of course, so all of the ‘single mothers’ .don’t miss out on the learning experience. And I further understand they went to school uniforms because of kids wearing gang colors. The police came while I was there and hauled off a truculent scholar.


16 posted on 07/08/2014 10:46:50 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: markomalley

I think most women would rather not have a period.


17 posted on 07/08/2014 10:47:04 AM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: markomalley

Are there a lot of “undocumented” migrant children in Prince George County? Just wondering.


18 posted on 07/08/2014 10:47:28 AM PDT by forgotten man
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To: detective
"Taxpayers are also paying the lazy employees to sit around all day and maybe work 2 hours a day if that.

They are taxpayer funded centers that provide paychecks for little if any work and a place for young people to hang out and get free stuff."

Boy, and here I thought you were going to paint all public school employees as lazy good-for-nothings with that broad brush.

Oh, wait...

19 posted on 07/08/2014 10:49:35 AM PDT by EnigmaticAnomaly ("Discarded fetuses for power? Hitler may have lost the battle, but he won the war.")
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To: tumblindice

nothing= noted
converted= obverted. (Dampened AC!)

Dampened= ding dang fiddly darned

fiddly= diddly


20 posted on 07/08/2014 10:50:50 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: markomalley

What is interesting is that even though the kiddies are grubbin’ 2 meals a day @ la escuela, the family EBT amount is not reduced.


21 posted on 07/08/2014 10:51:35 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: detective

“These are not schools. They do not educate. They are taxpayer funded centers that provide paychecks for little if any work and a place for young people to hang out and get free stuff.”

They are welfare pastures.


22 posted on 07/08/2014 10:56:02 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: markomalley

feeding the kids breakfast bars, eggo pancakes, chocolate chip bars, baloney sandwiches and turkey corn dogs during the summer helps prevent obesity?

C:\Users\Andrew\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\B4L6GV5Q\Summer 2014 Breakfast Menu.pdf


23 posted on 07/08/2014 11:02:35 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: markomalley

I guess food stamps are supposed to be used for manicures and cell phones. /S

In a few weeks, the Walmart stores in my area will have people stationed outside the entrances urging people to buy these kids’ school supplies.

When I was a kid in elementary school-—in the ‘70s-—there was one small table of maybe six kids, in the whole school, who got free breakfast. And they all managed to bring their own supplies.


24 posted on 07/08/2014 11:06:01 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly

“I thought you were going to paint all public school employees as lazy good-for-nothings with that broad brush”

Have you ever been to a Prince Georges County workplace?

You should learn a little before you start feeling sorry for these poor employees.


25 posted on 07/08/2014 11:07:10 AM PDT by detective
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To: detective

Your latter comment implied you were referring to all public school employees.


26 posted on 07/08/2014 11:08:48 AM PDT by EnigmaticAnomaly ("Discarded fetuses for power? Hitler may have lost the battle, but he won the war.")
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly

The Summer School program in my city feeds the kids lunch and then dismisses them.....


27 posted on 07/08/2014 11:27:34 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: markomalley

Today’s kids...tomorrow’s criminals....

Thank you Publik Skools!


28 posted on 07/08/2014 11:39:52 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: Roman_War_Criminal

How did we all survive in the old days, before school lunches were provided, before food stamps, before the whole Great Society anti poverty thing???


29 posted on 07/08/2014 11:45:02 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: markomalley

Couple of ‘glaring’ idiotic statements.
Danger of obesity while not in school.
The meals will be provided until Aug 1.

Now isn’t (at least it was) the summertime that us kids used to spend most every waking hour OUTSIDE amusing ourselves and playing ball till we got tired?
MAYBE get ‘forced’ to eat when called in just before dark.
That life style was surely a cure for obesity - especially in the day before couch potatoes were ‘invented’ and there wasn’t not only a TV in every room, there definitely was nothing more to stay inside for....HELL, your mother may put you to (more) work were you to stay inside and get under her ‘feet’.

Also, since school starts Sept 1, what are they supposed to do for the month of Aug?

Guess they have to stop the handouts because the distributors of the handouts need a paid vacation??

Even in Culpeper VA, I go by a ‘crew’ in a car with ‘shade umbrellas’ set up with a sign stating “Free Food” with some more on the sign... Even though I go through this ‘makeshift distribution center’ twice a week I normally don’t feel it wise to ‘STOP’ long enough to read what the sign says...And that is at 10AM.. It is on the lawn by the street, outside an ‘apartment complex’ and surrounded by single family homes.
The entire neighborhood is well kept even though the ‘complexion’ is dark and darker - what I mean is - I wouldn’t have a whole lot of trouble etc driving through there at night — IF I absolutely had to.
Not ‘afraid’ etc just concerned if anyone were to ask what I am doing may escalate to me having to .....etc....etc...


30 posted on 07/08/2014 11:45:51 AM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98)"Better to keep your enemies inside peeing out, rather than keep them outside, peeing in.".)
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To: Grams A
Said she buys as much as she can of these staples on her LoneStar card the first of every month and donates it all to our local VFW which provides free lunch to Veterans and their families.

If these are being purchased with SNAP benefits this is clearly illegal -- food stamp fraud. Not illegal if she is purchasing with TANF.

31 posted on 07/08/2014 11:52:12 AM PDT by steve86 ( Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: hanamizu
I believe the way the program works is that free breakfasts and lunches are provided to everyone under the age of 18.

Those are the federal rules but in this area you'll rarely see any kids over elementary age showing up for the free meals.

32 posted on 07/08/2014 11:55:57 AM PDT by steve86 ( Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: markomalley

My mistake. In the Southwest the older schools have lots of operable windows because everything was evaporative cooling. The newer schools are the ones with few windows. I guess the East coasters have been building schools like prisons for some time now.


33 posted on 07/08/2014 12:22:40 PM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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To: steve86

Well, I certainly will stop her and question her extensively if I ever see her doing such a dastardly deed again. /s/


34 posted on 07/08/2014 2:09:17 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: NEMDF

Why does a child whose family gets food stamps....need free meals at school?

Is it too much to ask they get off the sofa and use some of that free food to make their kid a PB&J sandwich?


35 posted on 07/08/2014 5:51:38 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: markomalley; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; Bigg Red; ...

Outrage.

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


36 posted on 07/09/2014 8:08:03 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Border Crisis = Cloward-Piven, Chicano-style!)
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To: markomalley

When I was a kid, going to summer school was a mark of shame. It meant you had failed the previous term. Wonder if these breakfasts and lunches are bookending the summer school fail camp?


37 posted on 07/10/2014 8:46:32 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: markomalley
Back in the 1970s, when this school was opened, Beltsville was a nice, suburban area. The flight from PG County hadn't yet started.

I thought Beltsville is in PG Canny... has it been redistricted?

In the 50s, PG was the Howard Canny of Maryland -- it had the best schools in the state up until the late 60s or so. A friend of mine went to his 50th high school reunion from what was then a top PG public school. Guys -- and women -- in his class from the early 60s are doctors, lawyers, publishers, physicists, miltary officers, teach at Harvard, MIT, etc. He said that when the alumni went on their 50th Alumni Weekend tour of the school, it was entirely black and hispanic, and in the previous year (2012? 13?) that school had not graduated a single kid who would go on to college. The principal asked the old white alumni to take up a money collection for that public school.

38 posted on 07/10/2014 8:57:16 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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