Food For Kids

Taking Food From Kids

The states that won’t offer the extra food aid this summer are: Alabama, Alaska, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont and Wyoming.

The Biden administration will provide summer grocery money to 21 million kids who depend on getting school lunches during the year and will possibly go hungry during the summer. The grant amounts to $5.86, per day per kid. Probably not enough to provide 3 reasonable meals for a hungry kid, but better than nothing. 13 Republican states are going to let kids, probably minority kids go hungry.  Their reasons are somewhat varied dealing with misuse of the money, don’t want to encourage welfare and its short term. The end result is kids who don’t get enough to eat during the summer because they depend on school lunches will continue to go hungry. Let’s give a hand to all those Republican states that see the benefit of letting kids go hungry. Oh wait, there isn’t any benefit. If these kids could vote they would probably vote for getting lunch money. But they can’t vote and with the other laws these states are passing their folks probably can’t vote either. They ought to be ashamed of what they are doing.

By Bill

A retired teacher

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