Could you live with yourself if you fired this lady for the reason she was fired?

Jennifer Dombrowski By Jennifer Dombrowski, 14th Aug 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/jcph8pev/
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Do you think all children who don't bring their lunchboxes to school deserve a hot lunch? Would you be like this cafeteria worker and get fired for breaking school rules to make sure a first grader who was crying for lunch got one. Read here to see why this lady was unjustly fired.

And June story with an August update

I am going to tell you the background of this story first in case somebody didn't hear it or forgot about it and needed to be refreshed.

In June 2015, there was a compassionate cafeteria worker and manager in the Cherry Creek School District in a suburb of Denver, Colorado in the United States.

She is named Della Curry and sounds like a wonderful person that I will give some evidence. Della admitted she went against school rules. KCNC-TV reported that she gave a free regular lunch to a first-grade girl who didn't have lunch money. Della said she had a first grader who was crying because she didn't have the money for lunch and gave the child a free lunch of the day. The school says three free regular lunch then the child gets a cheese sandwich and milk. That is hardly enough for a child to learn. Della told KCNC-TV that "I'll admit that I broke the law. The law needs to be changed."

No money for hot lunch then its a cheese sandwich for that kid


She says some parents make a little over the amount of money to qualify for a free or reduced lunch price. But yet they can't afford the money to send them lunch to school, and some certainly can't afford to pay for a lunch. It can even be children might not pay attention to whether they have lunch money and forget it a lot. Della has even gone as far as to pay for lunch for a kid who would have to eat a cheese sandwich and milk.

Wanting to shjare the reason she was fired

CBS4 a television channel wanted to go before the school board and tell them the sorry reason she was fired. She got her wish in August 2015

She went before them with an idea that they accept donations and use it for kids who can't eat a lunch

If take federal susbsidies for lunch Tustin Amole says it could damage program


Tustin Amole with the Cherry Creek School District said that five schools in the district qualify for federally subsidized lunches. But if they took donations then the federal government will say they are getting donations they don't need the governments money. She said accepting donations could ruin the school district's lunch program.

Tustin said that "we could be creating a $200,000 problem to cover what is currently about $8000.

But that didn't impress Della Curry the fired Cafeteria worker who said it is the time that the excuses stop, and every kid gets a hot meal.

Worker to comntinue to fight for all hungry students

Tustin Amole with the Cherry Creek School District said that five schools in the district qualify for federally subsidized lunches. But if they took donations then the federal government will say they are getting donations they don't need the governments money. She said accepting donations could ruin the school district's lunch program.

Tustin said that "we could be creating a $200,000 problem to cover what is currently about $8000.

But that didn't impress Della Curry the fired Cafeteria worker who said it is the time that the excuses stop, and every kid gets a hot meal.

Since this story was first aired, people took their initiative to donate money to the school district for lunches. The school district had no problem in accepting several thousand dollars yet they say they can't use it for lunches. Della Curry is going to be a Guardian Angel and fight for those students. Good for Della!

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Cheese Sandwich, Della Curry, Federally Subsidized Lunches At Schools, Food, Hot Lunch, Lunch, Milk, Money, Poor

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I love to write and am trying all kinds of sites! My favorite topic is medixcine and animal rights. But I will write about anything!

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