Skip to comments.Some schools may serve all students free breakfast and lunch
Posted on 07/26/2014 8:28:22 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
HUMANSVILLE, Mo. - If you've ever tried to concentrate on an empty stomach, you know how much of a relief a new federal school lunch program may be for some families. In some low income areas, every student may be able to eat free breakfast and lunch.
In Humansville, about 90% of the kids that go through the lunch line are already on free or reduced lunches. But the Community Eligibility Provision may now allow all Humansville students to get free breakfast and lunch.
For many in the small town, it's likely a challenge to cover the grocery bill.
"A few years back, there was a company in Humansville that closed, that impacted a lot of our families financially," says Humansville Superintendent Tammy Erwin.
With the percentage of families recieving food stamps or considered homeless, Humansville is easily eligible for the new breakfast and lunch program. 72% are "identified students" for the program, which requires at least 40%.
"It's very exciting. Anything that you can do for your community and your parents," says Erwin.
Humansville parent Sabrina Young says, "I think that would be great, because it helps us as parents. They get good food in the morning to start school with and then get good food at lunch time. And I don't have to worry about where my son's lunch is coming from."
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What do these people use their food stamps for?
Uh...Sabrina...why can't YOU provide your children with that “good food?” You brought your children into the world. It's up to YOU to take care of their needs, including feeding them.
The Federal government is nothing more than the drug dealers you see in the hoods and streets of any Urban City. Doling out ‘free’ samples of their wares. Until...you get hooked and THEN comes the real impact.
Follow our rules, guidelines and edicts or we will take away your fix that you’ve used to hire umpty dozen extra administrators, counselors, nutritionists who have to listen to the Moose, life coaches, diversists and who the hell knows what else.
Humansville ?? Don’t tell me, it used to be Mansville, right?
Like some ditz said in an article here yesterday, the taxpayers won’t have to pay for it. They’re going to get the money from the Federal government. LOL! And these are the people who are “teaching” are kids. I feel sorry for all of those “unaccompanied minors” who are coming here from Central America. They don’t know it yet but they’ve gone from the frying pan into the fire.
That seemed probable, given today’s political climate. But I looked it up and found this at wiki:
“Humansville was named for James Human, who settled in the area in 1834. During the U.S. Civil War, the town was home to a garrison of 150 federal troops. During Shelby’s Raid of 1863, Confederates surrounded and overwhelmed the outpost, leaving 17 killed and wounded.”
EBT benefits should be reduced accordingly.
These people are being duped.
NO such thing as a free lunch. With the money the taxpayers in town are spending on these “free lunches” they could buy themselves a lunch that would actually taste good and not end up in the trash....with extra money to put in the bank ( or hide under the mattress)
Interesting. I’ve never met anyone named Human....
Sounds good to me. If you’re not feeding your kids with those benefits, what ARE you doing with them?
Gotta get those skulls full of mush looking to Uncle Sugar for everything, including their next meal.
It isn’t free, KY3.
When I was growing up people were ashamed to be on the government dole.
It surprised me. Sounds like a good name for a SciFi story.
James Human meets Andy Android.
1) EBT amounts are NOT reduced for the free meals the offspring consume at school
2) I read one story where EBT is spent on cases of cans of soft drinks which are then hauled to another store and sold at the back door for 40 to 50 cents on the dollar. These cans are then sold to other EBT users and the cycle repeats.
If you eat lunch, and you didn’t pay for it, then somebody else paid for it and didn’t even get the crumbs.
There are seven billion sad stories on this planet. I don’t have the money to pay for every sad story a Democrat hears. The Democrats are going to have to toughen up.
“What do these people use their food stamps for?”
The food stamps have a good deal of fraudsters. EBT cards are like money, they use them to get money, instead of food at crooked stores or sell the cards to others. They falsely claim the card was lost in the mail or lost & Uncle Sugar issues replacements and they sell those too. The money goes to bad habits & bad lifestyles, not the kids.
I’m not sure why the EBT card can’t screen out unhealthy foods and drink like WIC benefits.
I do better when I'm hungry. After I eat I like to nap.
During the Great Depression, my mother's family was forced to go on “relief” as welfare was called back then. In those days, case workers would make unannounced visits. They would search the whole house looking for anything that would indicate benefits were obtained fraudulently.
One time, Grandma had made my mother a “new” dress out of some old fabric she had around. Grandma really knew how to make even an old burlap sack into a beautiful article of clothing. When the case worker came for his surprise visit, he spied the “new” dress Grandma had made and immediately began grilling her as if she was a criminal. The case worker maintained that this dress had to have been purchased from some high-end dress shop. Eventually, with no proof to back up his claims, the case worker let the matter drop. But my mother always talked about that incident and those surprise visits, and when she did, the anger and humiliation from those years still came through.
Today there are no unannounced visits. EBT cards are sold for drugs. Cash benefits are shot up the arm or poured into a glass or smoked. These people have no shame about taking their benefits and spending them on whatever they feel like, while demanding that government (the taxpayers) give them more. Unfortunately, this president encourages such behavior. A dependent citizenry is far easier to control.
And gotta provide those contracts for the food companies that write the big checks to the politicians.
You think those people care where the money comes from to load those EBT cards?
There’s probably a lot of lobbying by the stores to prevent that change. Since EBT is now such a significant % of food sales, it would probably hurt profits.
I think now the biggest proponent of food stamps isn’t poor people or their “advocates” but the farm and grocery lobby.
Kill off the jobs, and people go hungry.
Most don’t know and they don’t care. Many think there is this infinite supply of money, but should the money run out, the government can always print more.
Wait till the economy crashes and burns. Those people will be in for a rude awakening.
When I was growing up in the fifties and sixties we were poor enough that day before payday was look for change in the couch, and take pop bottles back. My parents always supplied breakfast and lunch for me and my brother.
Hey all you working dummies. Tax day is April 15th. These people depend on us chumps.
Ours serves free breakfast to all and free or reduced lunch to half. Perhaps that’s why I’m paying nearly 3 MONTHS of income in property taxes on a small old house on a little lot.
Because Graybeard58 and other tax payers are paying for it. Graybeard 58 pays for his own family's food.
Bunch of damn'd grifters.
I hate to think how crappy a Mochelle approved breakfast would be.