Jun 02

No lunch for you: School district fires kitchen manager for giving students free meals (RT, June 2, 2015):

A Colorado woman lost her job because she decided to play Good Samaritan to a child in need. Della Curry, the kitchen manager at an Aurora elementary school, was fired for giving school lunches to children who didn’t have any money to pay for them.

The Cherry Creek School District fired Curry on Friday for giving students lunches that they couldn’t pay for, KCNC reported.

“I had a first grader in front of me, crying, because she doesn’t have enough money for lunch. Yes, I gave her lunch,” Curry told the local CBS affiliate.

The problem was that the Dakota Valley Elementary School student had no money on her school lunch account, called PayPAMS, but did not qualify for the district’s free and reduced-priced meals.

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2 Responses to “No lunch for you: School district fires kitchen manager for giving free meals to students who didn’t have any money to pay for them”

  1. Marilyn Gjerdrum Says:

    Wow.
    The sure fire way to fuel a revolution is to have a hungry populace……The cheap food policy this nation endorsed and practiced is over, we have over 20% of Americans who suffer from what is called “food anxiety” each month….Especially true of children and the elderly….

    Compassion gets one fired.
    I would have fed them, too……I cannot bear to see people suffering…….
    The corporate stranglehold over this country does not care……..
    America is heading towards a deep and terrible end…..

  2. john Says:

    On the face this makes my blood boil but one had to wonder if this is the whole story. If so we should be outraged. She did the right thing, its the parents that need to be answering the questions not the worker. Failing to provide must not come from the institution, they should not have any other choice than to feed the child. By taking the responsibility of the child they must see that they are fed.

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