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School district: no money, no lunch

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According to a new policy in the Willingboro, NJ school district, students who don’t have enough money to pay for lunch must go hungry, and their meals are tossed in the trash.

One parent reacted, “The child will go hungry in a day of school and suffer the social embarrassment of having their food thrown in the trash because there’s no money in their account.”

According to the superintendent, the new policy is in place to hold parents accountable. Last year, the district was billed $50,000 because parents abused its free and reduced meal program.

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