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HUNGER: Letter writer needs to get the facts

Letter by Megan Hunter, Tacoma on Sep. 26, 2011 at 9:52 am with 3 Comments »
September 26, 2011 1:25 pm

Re: “Hungry kids? TNT claim is ridiculous” (letter, 9-23).

The letter writer needs to get out of her comfort zone and perhaps spend some time volunteering in public schools. (No, I’m not a teacher or employed by the school district. I have volunteered in schools and have no children.)

Sure, people can afford cereal, bread, milk and peanut butter, but what if the parents spend the money somewhere else because they don’t care? If the parents are inept mouth-breathers who shouldn’t have kids in the first place, which some are, why should the kids suffer by not being fed?

Most of the kids who receive these reduced-price and free meals get them because they need it.


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  1. itwasntmethistime says:

    The root of the problem is that we, as a society, tolerate parents who choose to spend their money on other things besides providing basic nourishment to the children they created. As long as we allow it, people will take advantage of that.

  2. stetsonwalker says:

    You are correct, if the child is not getting nutrition, the problem within the family runs a lot deeper than a sandwich! Just passing around a sack lunch is not going to help that child get a leg up on life. That is a typical liberal feelgood measure. The kid ate something so you feel better, now he can go home to his/her meth addicted mom and live happily ever after, and mom can continue the coarse with her child abusing boyfriends. No Megan Hunter you have to dive into the root of the problem and put boots on the neck in these situations if you expect real results!

  3. pasmacker says:

    Hear Hear stetsonwalker! It is a major red flag when parents are neglecting to feed their children either through lack of resources or irresponsible behavior. There needs to be follow up to investigage the home environment to determine if it is safe and if the situation could benefit from classes or counseling for parenting, budgeting, or preparation of economical meals.

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