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Old 06-07-2013, 01:47 PM   #1
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When school's out for summer, many kids are at risk of going hungry - In Plain Sight

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“The time of year in the United States (that) an American child is most likely to go hungry is the summertime, and the principal reason for that is school is out,” said Kevin Concannon, undersecretary for food, nutrition and consumer services with the USDA.

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That’s true on a national level as well. About 21.4 million children receive free or reduced-price lunches at school on a typical school day, according to the USDA. Some of the nation’s neediest kids also receive breakfast, snacks, dinner and even backpacks of weekend food through school and after-school programs.

But last summer, only about 3 million kids were fed through the federal government’s Summer Food Service Program, which provides meals to kids though school and community organizations, according to the USDA’s Concannon.

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Kids who are hungry may take desperate measures to get through the summer, such as purposely failing classes so they can go to summer school and be assured of a meal, said the San Antonio Food Bank’s Cooper.
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Their mothers shouldn't have had babies out of wedlock.

Their parents didn't work hard enough to get that corner office at work.

Anitram, where've you been?
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There are many cities taking action about this situation, both for summer and on weekends.

Where I work has a constant food drive to support this program in our city. And I know or a former employee who now works in Florida, whose also taking part in a similar program.

Edit:I skimmed the first time, I now see the article mentions the weekend backpack program.
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Their mothers shouldn't have had babies out of wedlock.
Indeed. Satan put the fire in their loins and they should have had the willpower to cast him out.
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Their mothers shouldn't have had babies out of wedlock.

Their parents didn't work hard enough to get that corner office at work.

Anitram, where've you been?
^ I know you are kidding

if kids are hungry it is not the government's fault, it is the parents.

if people really can or do not feed their kids, maybe they should be deemed unfit.

do these kids not eat after school and on the weekends?

some people think the governmentnis just a bottomless pot of gold

the truth is it only exist because it is able to take funds from one group and distribute them to others,
so the argument for more distribution or any distribution should be heavily weighed with the justification and true need, before taking those funds from others.
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There are many cities taking action about this situation, both for summer and on weekends.

you could just skip all the steps and give them your credit card
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Cause that would help.
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whoever got it would be happy and not hungry, and government debt would not go up.

that is a win win
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Many people who received prepaid credit cards after Hurricane Katrina bought luxury items, not food.

Better to provide food directly to kids if you don't want them to go hungry.
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Many people who received prepaid credit cards after Hurricane Katrina bought luxury items, not food.

Better to provide food directly to kids if you don't want them to go hungry.
it is really all the same, the people that get free food in school and on weekends use their own money that should be providing for their children to buy luxury items


the government, or really other people who have their money taken, should not be responsible because some people are too worthless to feed their own children,
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The same place they always are: providing food and shelter for low-income families.

Your question specifically addressed pro-life protestors, but since many/most of those protestors are religious, it's valuable to point out that lots of churches provide free or low-cost education programs for kids throughout the summer, and many churches are involved in sponsoring foster programs for abandoned children.

The problem of hunger in this country is far greater than one that churches alone can address.
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This makes me wonder what their parents spent their money on.

I read a piece in the paper on how most welfare receivers in the UK now go to food stamps, because they're 'so poor'. Yet in the same article they blab about going to the barber's and nail/tanning salons, and talking on their iphones.

I don't think here in the west we have THAT many true hunger issues. Of course I know there are real poor people out there, but I think a large part of the people that nowadays claim they're poor actually suffer from poor monetary management. They are too fucking stupid to prioritize food before luxury items.
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This makes me wonder what their parents spent their money on.

Well it's not birth control, since I have to pay for it thanks to Obama.
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I read a piece in the paper on how most welfare receivers in the UK now go to food stamps, because they're 'so poor'. Yet in the same article they blab about going to the barber's and nail/tanning salons, and talking on their iphones.
The main reason the US "food stamps" program went from actual stamps to the EBT card was because people sold their food stamps at half of face value to buy drugs and items they couldn't afford otherwise.
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The problem of hunger in this country is far greater than one that churches alone can address.
Unfortunately those that want to defund government programs don't get this.
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