June 12, 2013

Just asking...

Funny I've been hearing of late that school lunch programs are vital because it's the only meal some of these kids get all day. My question: how do they survive all summer?

Posted by Duffy at June 12, 2013 09:20 AM | TrackBack

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Not only that, but I wonder about kids on free lunch that own $150 sneakers, iPods, and smartphones.

Posted by: Hube at June 12, 2013 11:35 AM

They'll go to the boys and girls clubs or other non profits for the free meal programs there.

Posted by: Arthur at June 12, 2013 11:37 AM

Oh, no -- your government is feeding them over the summer, too -- at the same schools.

Heck -- now it isn't just breakfast and lunch, sometimes it is dinner and there are even those who propose sending home rations for the weekend.

So we may sometimes leave some kids behind academically, but we certainly provide them the opportunity to eat on the taxpayer's dime.

Posted by: Rhymes With Right at June 12, 2013 02:06 PM

Christina Summer Food Service Program Offered at Fourteen CSD Schools
June 18-August 1

Christina School District's Summer Lunch Crew will be participating in the 2013 Summer Food Service Program June 18-August 1, 2013. The federally-funded program provides free breakfasts and lunches during the summer months and will be available Monday through Thursday at the sites listed below. The District's popular Family Dinner nights will be offered at Bayard Middle School in Wilmington and Brookside and Brader Elementary Schools in Newark.

The Christina Summer Lunch Crew meal program is unique in that the meal sites are monitored by Child Nutrition Services personnel. Students are served nutritional meals, featuring many of their school year favorites, in a safe environment with trained personnel.

The Summer Food Program is a federal program of the Food and Nutrition Services, United States Department of Agriculture.

Who is Eligible?
All children 18 years of age and under are eligible to receive FREE meals. No need to apply for the program - just bring yourself and enjoy tasty and nutritious meals.

Please Note: All meals must be eaten on site.

Monday-Thrusday, June 18-August 1
Breakfast: All Locations
9:00-9:30 am - Monday-Thursday

Lunch: Bancroft Elementary School
12:15-1:15 pm - Monday-Thursday

Lunch: All Other Locations
12:00-1:00 pm - Monday-Thursday

Breakfast and Lunch will be served at the following CSD Schools:
Newark Sites
Brader Elementary School
Brookside Elementary School
Christiana High School
Gauger-Cobbs Middle School
Glasgow High School
Leasure Elementary School
McVey Elementary School
Smith Elementary School
Shue-Medill Middle School

Wilmington Sites
Bancroft Elementary School
Bayard Middle School
Elbert-Palmer Elementary School
Pulaski Elementary School
Stubbs Elementary School

Wednesday, June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Newark Sites:
Brader Elementary School
Brookside Elementary School

Wilmington Site:
Bayard Middle School

Posted by: John Young at June 12, 2013 03:18 PM

Exactly, Hube. I never understood that, either. The only meal I ever ate at school was lunch. I always had breakfast at home. And a lot of times I would bring my own lunch, because the school food SUCKED.

Posted by: Carl at June 12, 2013 03:30 PM

The chicken nuggets especially didn't taste like chicken, that's for sure.

Posted by: Carl at June 12, 2013 03:38 PM

Backbacks are filled with food for weekends at some delaware schools. my bitch is my kid came home this year asking about "free lunch". apparently it has been so normalized now in the schools, he describes it like we are the fools who are paying. what pisses me is we never had this discussion of why there is free and reduced lunch. not too cool when you have recipients BROADCASTING their business of not having to pay, and we are the chumps. try telling a middle schooler about discretion, and non-judgement, when their real time world is some clown laughing and merry making the food bargain they got. feed them and they reproduce. only in America do we give it away, and they complain, sue, or say well you are supposed to. baby formula to high school and beyond.

Posted by: cynic at June 13, 2013 11:38 AM

Something I forgot to add: the chow mein at my elementary school was some of the nastiest s*** I've ever eaten. I don't even WANT to know what it actually was. All I know is that it was nasty.

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