Stop the school from not offering lunch to a child with no money.
  • Petitioned Rockingham County VA Public Schools

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Rockingham County VA Public Schools

Stop the school from not offering lunch to a child with no money.

    1. Betty Cook
    2. Petition by

      Betty Cook

      Timberville, VA

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January 2012

Victory

Betty Cook was appalled to learn that a middle-schooler in the same school district as her own child was denied lunch because she had no more money on her meal card. School employees took the student's lunch tray, pulled her out of the lunch line in front of all her peers, and gave her nothing but bread and milk to eat. 

Parents and other Change.org members were outraged, and in fewer than three days, Betty's petition received 163 signatures. The petition helped scare the Rockingham County School Board into immediately changing its lunch policy so that no child ever goes hungry during lunch.

"I think it was the 100th person from California who signed that really made an impact," Betty said. "They [the school board] saw that this wasn’t just a local issue."

 

A middle school child was denied her lunch because she had no money in her account to pay for lunch and had her tray taking away and giving bread and water in front of her class mates. This is a Rockingham County School policy and it needs to be changed, no child should have to go hungry or be embarrassed.

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    • darlene fishback TIMBERVILLE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 3 years ago

      no child should go hungry no matter what

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    • Jessica Hild HOPKINSVILLE, KY
      • almost 3 years ago

      I went to Montevideo. I hope for my children to go there.

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    • Andrew Heugel BREWSTER, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      No child should go hungry or be embarrassed in front of their peers. If the large corporations and the 1% paid their fair share in taxes, schools would have the money to feed poor children, to hire an adequate number of teachers, and to repair often crumbling buildings...

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    • Jodi Rothgeb ELKTON, VA
      • almost 3 years ago

      This is sad and no matter what their policy is NO CHILD SHOULD GO WITHOUT FOOD!! No matter if the parents can afford to send money in or not with their child still does not give them the right to deny a child a FULL lunch!!! If this was my child I wouldn't stop until the policy changed!! I as a parent fully support this child & the parents!! Anything that needs to be voiced or signed I will do it because this is unfair!! That shows that only money is important and not the Children!!

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    • Jodi Rothgeb ELKTON, VA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Rockingham County VA Public schools. STOP the school from not offering a lunch to a child with no money. Regardless of the child's financial ability no child should go with out lunch!!!

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