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Filling bellies during summer break

Original post made on Jun 9, 2015

Thousands of Mountain View kids who rely on free and reduced-price meals during the school year may have a little more to fear than summer brain-drain in the coming months. Losing two reliable daily meals when class lets out this week means many students face aren't fighting boredom over the summer -- they're fighting hunger pains.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 10:31 AM

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Posted by Missing month?
a resident of Cuernavaca
on Jun 9, 2015 at 5:04 pm

What are the kids going to do between July 25 and Aug 16?

Posted by I hear ya
a resident of Rex Manor
on Jun 10, 2015 at 8:56 am

I don't mind helping to feed kids who's parents really can't do it due to unexpected job lose or a medical condition, etc, some unexpected event that people couldn't plan for. Unfortunately, through my work in the city I see too many families who are more than happy to take advantage of the system. They bring their kids to eat free lunch, while they and their kids all have the latest cell phones, flashy cars and high-def TV's. Feeding your kids should come first, and if that means you (and they) don't have a smart phone that streams video with unlimited data, that's the way it has to be. I, personally, would be embarrassed to let others support my kids that way unless I had made huge sacrifices myself in the process (ie giving up every luxury item I ever had.)

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