Middle School Food Workers Fired For Denying Students Lunch
Apr 06, 2013 10:56 AM EDT | By Jason Pollak
Four employees were fired from a Massachusetts middle school after denying students lunch on Friday, ABC News reports.
Like Us on Facebook
About two dozen students at Coelho Middle School in Attleboro, were reportedly denied lunches because their prepaid meal accounts ran low.
Some students were even told to throw away their lunches once they reached the checkout area. The decision made by the lunchroom employees enraged parents, who claimed many children were left hungry and crying.
"There is a zero tolerance for any individual who leaves a child hungry," said Todd Shapiro, a spokesman for Whitsons Culinary Group, the company who supplies the school lunches.
Whitson's later apologized further, saying that the conduct displayed by the cafeteria staff goes against company policy.
The culinary group is in charge of feeding students in fifth through eighth grade.
As a sign of good-will, Whitson's said that the company will be giving free lunch to students for three days next week and will also host a barbeque for the students and families.
"There is nothing we take more seriously than the health and welfare of the children and families we serve, providing them with the nutrition they need so that they have the sustenance to engage in their studies on a daily basis," said Marketing Vice President Holly van Seggern. "The fact that some of these boys and girls were denied access to their lunches is inexcusable."
She also said that the company is taking steps to ensure no student will be denied lunch again and that they will notify parents when the account balance is low in the future.
The bottle of Apple cider vinegar in your kitchen does wonder that probably you didn't know. It is more than a salad dressing staple, an addition to marinades and pickles.
Caffeine powder is one of the supplements that are known to enhance mental alertness. It is also a substance that is added to energy drinks. Caffeine is used in many ways from treating migraine, used as painkillers to being a stimulant for athletes.
Rick Ross Weight Loss – The 37 year-old musician suffered of two seizures in one day three years ago. After that, he changed his lifestyle and diet. What did he do, exactly?
Starbucks Wireless Chargers – Starbucks announced that from Tuesday, there would be 200 stores in the San Francisco Bay Area which count with wireless charging spots.
The Lee Memorial Health System has announced that they believe food is very important in the recovery of patients in their hospital so they are really working on making their cafeteria be different and defy the generalization of people that hospital food is not really appetizing.
Grape growers might be using drones in order to explore any potential that technology might bring in order to do agricultural chores such as crop spraying, irrigation and monitoring.