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Kitchen Manager At Elementary School Pays The Price For Being Kind To Students Who Can't Afford Food (Video)

A school lunch lady in Colorado lost her job because she listened to her heart. When a hungry child came to her with no money, she gave her a free lunch. The district came down on the lunch lady, hard.

Della Curry admits what she did, and admits she knew it was against the school district policy. But the mom of two is completely unapologetic for her actions.

“I had a first grader in front of me, crying, because she doesn’t have enough money for lunch. Yes, I gave her lunch,” Curry said.

The Cherry Creek School District put out a statement about the incident: “The law does not require the school district to provide the meal to children who have forgotten their lunch money, that is a district decision. According to our practice, we provide hot meals to students the first three times they forget their lunch money and charge their parents’ accounts. The fourth time, we provide a cheese sandwich and milk.”

Curry doesn't think a cheese sandwich cuts it for a hungry child. “I’ll own that I broke the law. The law needs to change,” she said. “If me getting fired for it is one way that we can try to change this, I’ll take it in a heartbeat.”

Source: CBS Denver
Photo: CBS Denver

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