You are setting up these kids to not only starve to death, but also making them targets of ridicule and bullying, and being called poor, damn it! IT'S A FUCKING $2.00 LUNCH!!! IT'S NOT PRIME RIB, LOBSTER, FILLET MIGNON, OR A MOTHERFUCKING PLATE OF EXPENSIVE SUSHI! IT'S A SCHOOL LUNCH, FOR CHRIST'S SAKE!!! These children need to eat at school until they get home... they need something to sustain them until dinner timer! DURING MY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL YEARS, IF I DIDN'T HAVE ANY MONEY FOR LUNCH, IT WAS MANDATORY FOR CAFETERIAS TO OFFER FREE OF CHARGE, A FUCKING PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY SANDWICH TO SAID KID! IF I WAS IN THAT POSITION, LIKE YOU ASSHOLES WERE DOING BY THROWING AWAY THESE KIDS LUNCHES BECAUSE IT WAS POLICY, I WOULD SAY "HERE, TAKE YOUR LUNCH, AND EAT," FIRE ME, SEND ME MY FINAL CHECK IN THE MAIL! SOME OF THESE KIDS DON'T EVEN HAVE FOOD AT HOME, AND YOU DON'T DEPRIVE THEM OF A MEAL! YOU DON'T TAKE THE LUNCHES FROM THE LITTLE ONES!! RATHER IT WOULD BE FISH STICKS, CORN DOGS, A FUCKING CAN OF CREAM CORN, I DON'T REALLY GIVE A SHIT! NO KID SHOULD GO HUNGRY! ALREADY, YOU HAVE PARENTS WHO ARE PISSED OFF AT THIS SHIT! HELL, EVEN ONE OF THE CAFETERIA WORKERS WERE CRYING AT THIS SIGHT BECAUSE ONE LITTLE GIRL HAD HER FOOD TAKEN FROM HER! FUCK THE POLICY! WRITE TO THE SCHOOL, WRITE TO THE GOVERNOR OF UTAH AND TELL THEM THAT THIS POLICY IS FUCKING STUPID! INSTEAD OF WORRYING ABOUT FUNDING WARS, WHY DON'T YOU USE THAT MONEY TO PAY THE KIDS' LUNCHES GODDAMN IT?! (Lord forgive me for taking Your name in vain) LET THE KIDS EAT THEIR LUNCH AND STAY THE FUCK OUT OF THEIR BUSINESS!
This is a response to Uintah's Elementary School's stupid-ass policy, enforced by Salt Lake City District spokesman Jason Olsen, having school lunches taken away from children because of lack of fundings. LACK. OF. FUNDINGS?! Kids wait in line with their trays of food ready to sit down and eat because they have been sitting in classes the entire morning, and have become extremely hungry. I find it pretty fucking appalling when a cafeteria cashier or a staff member of the cafeteria takes the child's lunch, throws it in the trash, gives them milk, and a piece of fruit to eat. ALL BECAUSE THEY COULDN'T PAY?! WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED TO FREE LUNCHES?!! THESE KIDS NEED TO EAT! BECAUSE YOU'RE MAKING THEM WORK IN THE CAFETERIA IN ORDER TO GET THEIR LUNCHES, THAT IS GOING ONE STEP TOO FAR! I CAN UNDERSTAND IF IT WAS A HOMELESS PERSON WHO WAS WANTING TO GET SOMETHING TO EAT, AND THEY WORKED FOR THEIR MEAL, BUT NOT MAKING A CHILD WORK JUST SO HE/SHE CAN FUCKING EAT!!!
- Mood: Pissed Off
- Drinking: Water
As someone who grew up with a difficult financial situation, I know what it's like to go hungry! Due to health issues I have (Mainly food allergies) one of the few things I could take that would not make me horribly sick was a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. However, when I was in grade 5, my school BANNED peanut butter all because of ONE eighth grader and when that student left, the ban was NOT lifted. So I often went hungry during the day and when my mum complained she was just told "send your kid with a salad or something" uh, yeah, we could barely afford food and peanut butter was one of the few things my mum could afford without breaking her strict monthly budget.
*Flips desk, flips 0ff sp0kesman and g0es h0me.*
WHAT THE HELL.
ok now some more words.
YOU DONT JUST TAKE KIDS LUNCHES AND THROW THEM AWAY RIGHT IN FRONT OF THERE FACES!IF THAT WAS ME I WOULD HIT THE MAN.
Im sorry for all the caps it just makes me pissed.
Wouldn't have been better to just let the kids have their lunch and to finish it than to throw it away? Not only is that sickening to do to kids, but it's wasteful. Someone needs to be fired :/
If there's any part of school funding that should be cut, it's the competitive athletics departments. You don't learn any valuable skills there that you can't learn elsewhere (Teamwork? Get a cooking class. The ones I took had everyone in groups. You'll also learn how to cook), and there's plenty of other sports sources.
I digress, seeing as my mind was on the upper grades of the public schools. I have no personal experience with public elementary schools, as I was never in the public system until Junior High. All of the private schools I went to before then never had a food service, so I was bringing my own lunches everyday. And if I had no lunch, I'd either go hungry, or a friend would be kind enough to share. KINDNESS! Where is that taught? Going on an MLP tangent here, the elements of harmony. Kindness, generosity, loyalty, honesty, and laughter. There are no classes for those very important things. Tests? Watch them lie just to pass. Put them in a situation where they have to give something in order to pass? They'll give, but only for their own sake. Team them up with someone they don't like? Betrayal may occur outside the lesson/class. The solution to this problem is the ever-diminishing recess. And lunch does not count towards that time. Most kids are too busy eating to bother with talking to anyone outside their own group, if they have one.
Schools are supposed to be places for kids to learn critical skills, and adequate nutrition is a big part of that. When hungry enough, the body reshuffles energy to look for food, weakening the ability to learn until a consistent source of nutrition is found. You can't learn very well on an empty stomach. Dark classrooms don't help either.
is it bad I don't want to live on this planet anymore?
That's ridiculous! It was the same at my highschool. $2.00 lunch and PB and J if you didn't have money. They shouldn't be allowed to this! Some kids don't have parents that even pay much mind to them, let alone make them something to eat, heck kids in my old elementary school would even come to school with no coats on! Why don't they cut the superintendants or "big wheels" at the top? Oh, of course not, let's take something away from the kids. Tax dollars really at work right there. (Sorry, I'm in a pissed mood right now, too)
well....that's just.. wow
That policy is really stupid. I feel sorry for those poor kids.
it breaks my heart
Yeah. The schools in Australia (where I live) don't really have cafeterias. Usually, the students are required to bring their own lunch and snacks. But some schools (like my school) do sell food. But at least they don't have that policy. Sure, the students won't be able to by food if they don't have enough money, but the food they sell at my school is really cheap. Like, under five dollars.
For me back in Elementary, I ONLY ate lunch. Now these children, some of them not even getting any food at home, are losing their lunch? What's next? Depriving them of fun and geowinf up at a natural rate?
If you ask me, it's just pitiful that these men and women are doing this.
If you ask me, it's just pitiful that these men and women are doing this.
they should be fired for doing this... last time I checked, another article said that the school was apologizing
Oh lovely, so now it's a fucking policy? -.- Just great... Kids go fucking hungry at lunch because some people just don't want to give up a carton of milk!
what he hell man!!! Y'know for some kids that's the only meal they get!!!
Exactly what I'm thinking. It is RIDICULOUS that the "low to no class" people are the first ones that ALWAYS suffer when budget cuts force restrictions an ANYTHING, but that's not even what pisses me off. What pisses me off is you're making CHILDREN HUNGRY! WHY can we feed kids in other countries, but right here in America it's alright for kids to starve!
My Uncle is head of Staff at my schools cafeteria, he plans the meals, he sets the prices, etc. If you can't pay right then and there, you set up a lunch card. A lunch card is a card with your ID and information on it, you take that card with you to lunch should you not have money. At the end of the year, you get charged for the lunches. If you can't pay then, you can set something up with him so it eventually gets paid off.
Who would cut lunches?! Why not cut something more expensive like sports or something?
Sports is/are less useful than lunch anyways. What school sports boil down to for the school is publicity, while lunch helps sustain everyone (social interaction opportunity too). Besides, people are obsessed with sports. Using a car as an analogy, sports are the radio system and government is the engine. Not having a sound system does make driving less interesting, but the car still does what it's made to do: get you from point A to point B. Having a messed up engine will result in your car not driving well and possibly crashing. Whoever's driving that car must have that nice sound system jacked up really high if they can't hear the sounds the engine is making.
OHMYDEARLORDINHEAVEN!! EVERYONE IS BECOMING RETARDED!!