What’s up Wednesday ~
Wow – I am finding that I really like this opportunity to spout off about some things that just drive me crazy…. I am keeping a running list and believe me, I have lots of controversial topics that I have a strong opinion on and since I am the “moderator” here, I can say what ever I want – LOL
Seriously though… “FREE” SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM…. I have a friend that shared something with me awhile ago that has been driving me crazy ever since. Her child get’s FREE school lunch – this is not my ‘problem’ although any type of government assistance is totally up for debate here. .. My problem – however – lies deeper in this scenario. My friend sometimes allows her son to pack his lunch and he then just grabs a milk and goes about his business. After a while, she got a call from the school, they told her that her son had an outstanding bill owed to the lunch program for the milk he was getting each day. She was dumbfounded and explained that they get the FREE lunch and sometimes he would pack but just take the milk, so something must be wrong.
NOPE they said…. “He has to get the WHOLE lunch in order for it to be FREE…..” WHAT??????? You got it, after much debate and continued follow-up with more people… it was sadly confirmed, her son must take the full lunch – whether he wanted it or not and whether he ate it or not – in order to get the milk FREE. One cafeteria worker even confirmed that they see kids throw away more food than they eat overall…. THIS SICKENS ME!!! … as I run around getting all the bargains I can so my kids can pack a nice lunch each day or I pay the $2 each for my three kids to BUY on pizza or chicken nugget day….
How about letting the kids that want just the milk have just the milk and giving the lunch to my kid… that way everyone wins…. Just saying – I see a HUGE problem here and it drives me NUTS!!
Next week, I will spout off about welfare and my belief that drug testing should be mandatory…or I wont’t – we’ll see – LOL!!