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So that's a link to a reddit thread of comments. More important is the article at the top, but I wanted the reddit comments visible too.
The long and short of it is these kids were denied lunches by the cafeteria workers because they didn't have money. A bunch of parents were outraged. All these comments on reddit seem to be people agreeing with the outrage of the parents.
This is interesting to me because in my elementary, junior high, and high schools, if you didn't have money for lunch, you didn't get lunch. My elementary school didn't even have a cafeteria. Kids ate brown bag lunches at their desks during lunch hour. My middle school was the same way until they built a cafeteria my 2nd year there and sold chips and milk to kids with cash, and that's about it. My high school was cash only shitty hot lunch.
If I was first to the scene in those comments, I probably would have said something like "They didn't have money, they didn't get lunch, what's so hard to understand?" But with all the posts saying basically the opposite, now I'm wondering if my schools were the weird ones that didn't just hand out lunch to all the kids.
How did your schools growing up handle lunches?