Editor, Manteca Bulletin,
Good story about the school lunches but I think it is an outrage that they are going to increase the price on kids that pay.
I think all school kids should get free lunch.
The parents of the children that don’t qualify for free are already paying the price with their taxes for everyone else to receive something their child is denied.
There is no guarantee these kids with working parents are getting the nutrition they need. With both parents often rushing out to their jobs early morning there is no time and sometimes no money because of taxes and other high costs of living.
I understand it is a federal government mandate to raise the cost. These so-called government leaders we have today, seem intent on squeezing every dime they can get from people that work and pay their bills just so they can give it away. If these leaders would just eliminate some of their wasteful spending and do their job they could feed everyone and not go after kids’ lunches.
I don’t even have kids in school but this seems unfair.
June 18, 2011