Your website contains some erroneous, misleading messaging. Please contact your Web admin to have "whatever it takes" and "caring about children" (see image below) removed from your homepage, as you have demonstrated this to be patently untrue.
- Lunch lady fired for giving free lunch to hungry student
- School cafeteria worker fired for giving lunch to child with no money
- Cafeteria worker fired for giving student free lunch
Aside from your stated practice of throwing a perfectly good meal into the trash when a student is unable to pay for their meal, itself morally reprehensible, the hypocrisy of claiming to do "whatever it takes" to serve your students while terminating a responsible adult's career over $1.70 is intolerable.
I no longer live in Idaho, but I was born in Pocatello. I have an emotional investment in this city, I keep up on the news there. I celebrate its victories over long distance and, in cases like your policy and practices, I burn with shame. I recognize asking you to behave with decency and compassion toward your students and the employees who serve them falls well outside "whatever it takes", so please clean up your homepage to more accurately reflect your real-world behavior.