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This article has brought out some interesting opinions and here is the still the main point.... The children of Fulton deserve a summer lunch program. Regardless of what our facts are, or what type of education an adult has, or what type of political ideology you relate to or what your annual income is and on and on....no child should be hungry.
With the summer lunch programs I am familiar with they feed anyone...children and who ever brings them....it could be their parent(s), child-care provider, grandparent, aunt, uncle or neighbor. For each child some very basic information and emergency contact is required. Then at return visits sign in using your first name. Volunteers provide a hot meal or sack lunch depending on the availability to a kitchen and the equipment. The lunch programs are in churches, schools, parks, or even at the swimming pool. Volunteers are from local clubs/organizations, church members, high school/college students, and/or anyone who values feeding our children. All there is to remember...no child should be hungry.
Hmmmm...Why are kids are going hungry during the summer...maybe because of the economy, high unemployment rate, high gas prices, higher prices in the grocery stores, and the list could go on and on. If a family is or is not strapped for money, whether they get food stamps or not, summer months can be more of a burden on their grocery costs. A lot of communites with the help of local food banks, Central Missouri food bank, local churches, community organizations, and volunteers offer very successful summer lunch programs to offer lunches to their children. Everyone in Fulton would benefit by having a summer lunch program. The biggest winner is the children! Let's all support Superintendent Cowherd and our community by starting such a program.
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