How Nice is Your Lunch Lady?

One of my kids buys the school lunch 180 days a year. I have no idea what he eats, but he seems to be growing. (His younger brother would rather eat dirt than cafeteria food, and packs his own strange lunch every day.)

Even though I’ve written a stack of checks for the lunch buyer to put on his account, he often comes home saying he’s all out of lunch money. When he does actually run out because I forget to write him a check several days in a row, he’s allowed to get a ham sandwich but that’s about it, he says.

I think that’s a good solution, since the cafeteria isn’t really losing too much money by giving away cheap processed meat and bread, and nobody goes hungry.

I've heard that other towns and food service companies have stricter rules. What about yours?

I hope your district isn’t like the one in this story from Georgia.

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