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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Howard schools will offer free lunches during winter break

In an effort to curb child hunger, for the first time, Howard schools are offering free lunches during two days of winter break.

Howard established the winter meals program “because hunger doesn’t end when school ends,” said Brian Bassett, a county schools spokesman.

“The more days we can offer that [free meals] when school isn’t in session the better,” Bassett said.

Lunches will be available for all children under the age of 18 on Dec. 27 and Dec. 28. Children can go to either the Florence Bain Center and the East Columbia Library Branch, both in Columbia, to receive a meal.



Anonymous said...

I guess the EBT Card isn't enough.

Anonymous said...

If kids are now being fed by the schools perhaps the SNAP benefits could be cut proportionally. Parents receive $$$ to feed their children and now the school system is spending $$$ to feed them too.

Anonymous said...

That's a very efficient way to help reduce child hunger.
After all, it's not THEIR fault.

Anonymous said...

More handouts instead of hand ups!!!

Here is a novel idea, people should have children based on affordability and not for public assistance!

We shouldn't have to pay for your choices and mistakes!

Maybe Bless Our Children could help!

Do you ever wonder if this non profit ever get audited to see if the money raised actually goes to help the people in our community that are in need?

It's not racist to ask!

Anonymous said...

It's there "Parent" fault.

Anonymous said...

Can't afford em don't have em

Anonymous said...

Agreed they shouldnt need extra dollars if the kids are being fed by the schools! The whole situation is wrong but there has to be some accountable for the parents who continue to spend generations on welfare.

Anonymous said...

Time to cut off EBT card funding for those weeks! This is such a waste of money! Allows the free loader trash to double dip!

Anonymous said...

Isn't that what welfare is for? How many more FREE things are we going to give these lazy fools? Too many overweight kids going to school as it is. If they are overweight, then they are getting way too much food stamps.