I received an envelope advertising free and reduced lunches for low income from my sons school First off those who have their hands stuck out for freebies pretty much know how to find those resources, just look at all those on welfare. Do they really need to send out flyers? there are some 500 families in our district. When you add the cost of envelopes, stamps, resources used to stuff all those envelopes and now send them. Shouldn't that be the burden of the families seeking freebies to go and find that information at the school rather then have the school incur another cost. I think the free lunches should consist of nothing mote that a basic sandwich and apple and a water.
Our school gets lots of extra funding because of the amount of students in the free/reduced lunch program. They send out multiple flyers/sign up forms so people will sign up so they get more funding.
August 29, 2013 at 10:35 AM
I completely agree with you about the mailings and people knowing how to find free handouts. Not to mention if you can't afford to feed your child(ren), don't have them. As far as the food goes, I don't think that a sandwich, apple, and water would cost any less than the hot lunches.
So send it back to them. Return to sender and a note saying they wasted money. LOL
On a side note, I think ALL school lunches should be FREE. Yes, I said it, FREE. My kids take their lunches because 1. the food there does naste like shit and 2. it is cheaper than paying 3 bucks for food that taste like shit.