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    Re: Snow days mean less food for many students

    Quote Originally Posted by Partisan View Post
    Is it just me or does it not seem pathetic that after the school provides at least 180 meals a years, that these parents can't even meet them half way........
    I'm sorry but, FAIL!.......
    If they are getting school lunches, doesn't that mean that there are at least foodstamps at home. So why is there no food in the house?
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    Re: Snow days mean less food for many students

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    If they are getting school lunches, doesn't that mean that there are at least foodstamps at home. So why is there no food in the house?
    Truth be told- some states honestly pay **** for foodstamps BECAUSE it's suppose to supplement income - not replace it.

    The only way to make sure anyone (poor or otherwise) has food to make it through snow-days is for them to be organized and think ahead of time. You don't have to be rich to stock up food supplies - you have to be organized and thoughtful.
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    Re: Snow days mean less food for many students

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    You betcha. I will ALWAYS be judgmental about people who neglect and/or abuse their kids. There are public and private social services aplenty for those who do care about their kids, and people who deserve their kids will do whatever they have to do to be sure that they are safe, warm, clothed, fed, and educated. I've devoted a good deal of my life helping disadvantaged families so I am not operating out of a vacuum here. I'm not suggesting that every family will be able to provide more than the basic necessities of life along with love for their kids, but any parent who has kids should be able to do at least that or hand them over to somebody who can and will.

    To think that giving the kids school lunches on the 180 days per year that the kids will be in school is enough is ludicrous. The kids deserve the basics on the the other 185 days too.
    of course giving them lunches in school is not ENOUGH. walk a mile in their shoes and you just might muster up a little humility.

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    Re: Snow days mean less food for many students

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Just how many are there? And further more, how many of these people are in this position due to piss poor life choices? Or does that not matter, the possibility one child might be in a home situation that needs help DEMANDS WE ACT!!! (cue dramatic muzak)
    40 percent of kids in my wife's school district are on free and reduced lunches. When the economy was going well virtually none were. That tells me when they could parents were making a living and doing O.K. So much for poor life choices and not wanting to work. Unemployment is 18 percent in my county and close to 20 in the next county.

    Some of you people need to get off your high horses and actually go out and see what's going on. Jeeze talk about selfish.

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    Re: Snow days mean less food for many students

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    of course giving them lunches in school is not ENOUGH. walk a mile in their shoes and you just might muster up a little humility.
    So true.

    Anyone remember when some congress critters were dared to live on what people on food stamps do for a few days? They couldn't do it.

    Congressional Food Stamp Challenge

    It's one thing to condemn the parents but to be so unGodly selfish you could care less about a kid that has no control over the situation is disgusting. And the same people proudly strut around like peacocks that they are against abortion because the unborn child has no control over the situation. Please this is the epitome of hypocrisy.

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    Re: Snow days mean less food for many students

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Just how many are there? And further more, how many of these people are in this position due to piss poor life choices? Or does that not matter, the possibility one child might be in a home situation that needs help DEMANDS WE ACT!!! (cue dramatic muzak)
    by all means, let's allow them to go hungry, because YOU need to know why the parents can't feed them.

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    Re: Snow days mean less food for many students

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    by all means, let's allow them to go hungry, because YOU need to know why the parents can't feed them.
    Maybe we will go back to the days when people were scorned for being poor and even for their race. Oh wait we're apparently already there for the former and judging by some some of teaparty idiots we've seen them make a mockery out of the race of our president.

    My dad came from a very poor family that made due but didn't wear as nice as clothes as their neighbors. They tried to join the local church but were made fun of and stared at by the parishioners for the second hand homemade clothes they wore. It just amazes me that people like this even bother to attend church as they don't have a clue to what Christ taught.

    And no his father was anything but lazy. He would shovel coal out of box cars all by himself for a few bucks or wherever he could get work. Just visualize shoveling out a box car by hand. It just makes my arms hurt to think of it.

    Sure there are free loaders out there and always will be, but I'll be damned if I let my neighbor go hungry just because I don't want to share or not even knowing their situation I judge them as lazy.
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    Re: Snow days mean less food for many students

    Yeah - taking the food staples away isn't going to fix the problems. That'll just cause a new one.

    If people really wanted these children to be properly cared for by parents then they'd actively push for stronger reform of the education and other such systems which are prevention and intervention on this 'I can't care for my child' side of life.

    It's impossible, however, to get every single person to be that self sufficient.
    We're fortunate enough to live in a time where we HAVE options - especially ones funded BY the government which means they are strongly regulated.
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    Re: Snow days mean less food for many students

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Yeah - taking the food staples away isn't going to fix the problems. That'll just cause a new one.

    If people really wanted these children to be properly cared for by parents then they'd actively push for stronger reform of the education and other such systems which are prevention and intervention on this 'I can't care for my child' side of life.

    It's impossible, however, to get every single person to be that self sufficient.
    We're fortunate enough to live in a time where we HAVE options - especially ones funded BY the government which means they are strongly regulated.

    And furthermore how well does a child learn, listen, or behave on an empty stomach? You can pay now or later...

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    Re: Snow days mean less food for many students

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    And furthermore how well does a child learn, listen, or behave on an empty stomach? You can pay now or later...
    Exactly.

    If Mom and Dad aren't quite together yet it doesn't mean they don't want to be, won't be in the future, or shouldn't be given the chance to work towards it.
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