A kitchen manager from Colorado has been dismissed from her position after allowing children to eat when they could not afford food.
Della Curry worked at the Dakota Valley Elementary School, in Aurora. The school district has two options for parents on low income. One threshold allows children to have a free lunch, while the other provides them with a reduced lunch. This is one slice of cheese on a hamburger bun, and a small glass of milk. Clearly, it’s not enough.
Some of the children that she gave food to did not qualify for either of these thresholds. She maintains that she was right to give lunch to crying children who could not afford food.
Although she admits that she broke the law, she hopes that the law will change. She also described paying for children’s’ lunches with her own money in the past before deciding to hand them out free.