An elementary school lunch room manager in Colorado admits she broke the law but shows little remorse for her unthinkable crime of feeding kids who couldn’t afford lunch.
Della Curry, former kitchen manager at Dakota Valley Elementary School in Aurora, couldn’t help herself when she saw crying children who couldn’t afford to buy lunch being fed a single piece of cheese on a hamburger bun. Living on a cafeteria worker’s wages, Curry would on occasion pay for the children’s lunches. When she herself couldn’t afford it, she did what Republicans see as unforgivable: She gave children food. Curry says:
I had a first grader in front of me, crying, because she doesn’t have enough money for lunch. Yes, I gave her lunch.
You did what? What were you thinking? So far the Christian right hasn’t stood up for Curry, as they’re too busy trying to figure out how to set up a donation scam for a bigoted mosque protester in Arizona who needs $10 million to hire Tony Stark to make him invincible.
Republicans must certainly be outraged. State Sen. Kent Lambert (R-Colorado Springs) is quoted as saying, “”As a family guy myself with children and grandchildren, I take a very strong responsibility to earn money to feed my own family.”
How dare you poor people send your children to school without lunch. Surely if there’s no food in the fridge you can run right out to the plethora of charities available, since Republicans cut almost $125K from the Colorado Start Smart Nutrition Program.
As Senator Lambert points out:
I think if that need is out there, there are charitable groups that are out there that go way, way beyond that to take care of families in need. Out here in El Paso County, for example, we have churches all over the place.
Well, then. Problem solved. Maybe Republicans can fund a corporate effort to locate charities willing to have bagged lunches ready for school children walking by in the morning. It would probably cost the state at least $125K, but that’s an endeavor worth spending money on.
Watch Della Curry tell the story of why she was fired for feeding hungry children.
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