Cryan & O’Donnell Decry Policy to Deny Children Lunches

(TRENTON) – Assembly Democrats Joseph Cryan and Jason O’Donnell on Monday decried plans by the Willingboro school superintendent to no longer offer humanitarian meals to students whose lunch accounts have gone delinquent.
“This is just outrageous,” said Cryan (D-Union). “With poverty on the rise and families struggling to make ends meet, this is cruel and unreasonable. The idea that a child can load up a tray with lunch, but then have the meal thrown away is incomprehensible. This sounds like something from the Dark Ages.”
“This is twisted,” said O’Donnell (D-Hudson). “School districts across the state find ways to encourage people to sign up for the Free and Reduced Lunch Program without starving their children. This policy is wrong and must be changed. We need to care for our children, not deny them meals.”
The policy was first reported by MyFoxPhilly.