Today for lunch I enjoyed a treat, a pre-made salad. I was perfectly content nibbling on my salad and watching a movie. I went back to work, (I’m a lunch supervisor at an elementary school.) Where on the third day of school I found three children who were brave enough to tell me they didn’t have any lunch.
Yes, some little kids say that and mean that they don’t like what was sent in their lunch but these kids really didn’t have any lunch. Sadly I knew that the pattern from last year hadn’t changed. They had a little bit of food…I’m sure their parents sent what they could afford .. but most days these kids eat that little bit during first break. Unfortunately the breakfast club has not started yet so I couldn’t grab food from them for these guys.
It breaks my heart to see the kids honestly hungry. I try to observe who has what in their lunches so I can spot who needs our help. Not all kids are brave enough to ask us for food.
I am so grateful that I can have that pre-made salad and send lots of food with my kids to school. (and add a couple extras to my cart..to fill in the gap before breakfast club.)