Erica Garceau 0

Meals for our children

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Hello and thank you for reviewing my petition. Today Aramark enforced a new policy for our students in North Providence school district.

This policy states that any child that owes 10$ or more for school lunches will not receive a normal lunch meal but instead will receive a cheese sandwich. Children with free lunches are not affected by this new policy but children with reduced and regular priced lunches are. Many parents do not qualify for there children to get free or reduced lunches and still may not be able to afford to pay for their meals. This change will affect many students due to no fault of their own but simply because their parents cannot afford it.

As we know 21.7 million students in the country receive free or reduced lunch and during the summer go hungry because school is out and for many this is the only meal they receive.

Our students, OUR CHILDREN should not have to worry about how their meals are being paid for, not to mention the humiliation of not having the money. Our children are in school 8 hours a day, many with just one snack break, if this is the only meal they look forward to is it fair to punish them this way?

should a cheese sandwich policy be the reason children feel humiliated in front of other peers? Should a cheese sandwich be the meal they receive everyday if they owe money and cannot afford it until the next week to pay?

Please join me and sign my petition which will go to the food service director for Aramark, Monique Herard. Monique Herard this is an outrage and we kindly request a better solution than this one!

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