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Hunger persists, even during vacation season

Posted: Wednesday, July 3, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 10:27 am, Wed Jul 3, 2013.

SEGUIN — Just like so many days of the year, children file into the line around 11 a.m.

Smiling shyly at the food service workers, they take their trays of lunch, choose a fruit dish and find a seat in Koennecke Elementary’s cafeteria.

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  • LLT posted at 10:15 pm on Sat, Jul 6, 2013.

    LLT Posts: 221

    If a child is getting a meal, I don't care if their parent is covered in gold and has chauffeured limo. That is not the child's fault. I had dinner in a nice restaurant with my friend tonight. We typically do once a week, like most people I know. I'm sure I tipped more than what it takes to cover the cost of a meal for one these kids. This program is a good use of taxpayer money.

    As far as escalade driving tattooed people I generalizes them as being one of the numerous Seguin drug dealing gang members, that seems far more likely to me than someone scheming to get rich off welfare.

  • Don and Rose posted at 9:50 pm on Sat, Jul 6, 2013.

    Don and Rose Posts: 688

    Well...there you go...well said sjmore.

  • sjmore posted at 6:22 pm on Sat, Jul 6, 2013.

    sjmore Posts: 37

    Please explain to me how you can drive up in an Escalade with 24 inch rims with tattoos covering 1/2 of your body and drop your kids off for a free meal... Or for that matter, pay for your food with food stamps.

  • LLT posted at 3:02 pm on Sat, Jul 6, 2013.

    LLT Posts: 221

    Folks? Like hungry children?

  • Don and Rose posted at 8:50 am on Sat, Jul 6, 2013.

    Don and Rose Posts: 688

    Some folks will take anything that is "free".

  • LLT posted at 9:12 pm on Fri, Jul 5, 2013.

    LLT Posts: 221

    Yes some mac and cheese a 1/4 cup of green beans and a pile of white stuff with a half pint of low fat milk. No doubt whole generations will turn to welfare when they learn the can eat like that for free.

  • Don and Rose posted at 6:12 pm on Fri, Jul 5, 2013.

    Don and Rose Posts: 688

    I agree with taxwatchdog: We are encouraging another generation on the dole. And what difference does it make if it is "only" for the summer?

  • amadorben posted at 10:58 am on Fri, Jul 5, 2013.

    amadorben Posts: 37

    This is something our governor should look into instead of “posturing” on abortion. Take care of these ALREADY alive!

  • Jessica Limmer posted at 10:29 am on Wed, Jul 3, 2013.

    Jessica Limmer Posts: 17

    Just to clarify, and it probably won't change your position any, the free lunch/breakfast with no qualifications is summer only. The school year program involves some paperwork.

  • taxwatchdog posted at 12:59 am on Wed, Jul 3, 2013.

    taxwatchdog Posts: 466

    "There is no paperwork and no qualification necessary to eat free breakfast or lunch at SISD either, Byrom said. 'They just have to be 18 and under, they don’t even have to be a student at our schools,' she said."

    Without applying any means testing to qualify, this "free" government giveaway to all will only promote a sense of entitlement amongst our youth.