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City´s free meals for kids are back for the
summer with more than 1,200 locations

New York Daily News, by Ben Chapman, Rikki Reyna *

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Posted By:Ribicon, 7/6/2014 1:24:58 PM

School´s out for the summer — but free meals for kids are here to stay. The city’s popular, free summer meals program is back, this time with more sites and tasty items on the menu. Until Aug. 29, any child under 18 can go to 1,207 sites to get free breakfast or lunch. “I really like it!” said Miriam Santiago, 52, who was visiting a free-food site at Coalition School for Social Change in East Harlem with her two children. “It helps me so much financially. It’s good, fresh, healthy food. I’m on a budget and without this for the

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News media affords a rare peek at an Obamaville perk; Food Kitchens in perhaps the wealthiest city (run by a socialist, to boot) in what was once the USA. Of course, with meals covered, the food stamp benefits are converted to cash and spent on things the rest of us get for free via White Privilege, and also on street drugs etc.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/6/2014 1:32:45 PM     (No. 9912911)

Our neighborhood elementary school has sprouted large colorful signs advertising this - plastered on its fences on both street sides of the school.

Sickening.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Keekng, 7/6/2014 1:44:21 PM     (No. 9912924)

We are on a budget too and nobody gives us free food!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: IowaDad, 7/6/2014 1:58:12 PM     (No. 9912938)

And we wonder why parents are irresponsible, kids are obese, and governments run ruinous deficits.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Phantomll, 7/6/2014 2:32:28 PM     (No. 9912969)

Good grief. There´s no such thing as a free lunch!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 7/6/2014 3:30:07 PM     (No. 9913013)

Miriam, you´re not on a budget when you´re depending on the government to feed your children.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Libertygal, 7/6/2014 3:54:00 PM     (No. 9913040)

My deceased daughter-in-law was on Medicaid and food stamps, ill from seizures, and unable to work. She could not drive, and they kept cutting off her Medicaid funds every two months or so, which interferred with her ability to get her medications. In the end, this ended up causing her death, but that´s another story.

When the kids were in school, they got free lunches, and breakfast if the buses got them there early enough. In the summer, she could barely make it by on what they gave her in food stamps, usually running short by at least a week, or more. We would end up buying them food to make it through. When Medicaid would boot her off like clockwork, we would also have to buy her meds. Right before she died, the doctors had to change her meds, as her seiures got worse. The meds were costing us over 300.00 a month, plus food costs on top of that.

There was a food truck that came through the neighborhood Monday through Friday at lunchtime, and the kids that had free lunches at schools got free lunches in the summer. Sometimes, this was the only meal these kids got.

Each time Medicaid cut her, it also cut her food stamps, she had to reapply, and it could take weeks, sometimes up to a month, to get approved. Medicaid could never offer any good reason why they continually cut her funding, but it was terribly difficult to support two families when our own budget was tight, already.

The help, any help, was highly appreciated, and we always knew it was from the taxpayers. She felt a lot of guilt over it, but at the same time, she was exactly the type person the system was designed to assist.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: gerty, 7/6/2014 4:28:07 PM     (No. 9913076)

These are not "free meals for kids"!

These are tax-payer funded food for children.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Rama41, 7/6/2014 4:36:31 PM     (No. 9913084)

Thanks,#6, for illustrating why snarky answers often gloss over legitimate social problems. Unfortunately, I fear there are too many undeserving conditioned to take handouts, at the expense of the deserving, such as your daughter-in-law. Oh for wise leaders who can tell the difference and tailor programs appropriately.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: No Representation in CA, 7/6/2014 7:11:10 PM     (No. 9913205)

I´ll bet it tastes like vomit and the little darlings are flinging it in the garbage.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/6/2014 7:58:49 PM     (No. 9913239)

It is certainly not the school menu.

For those that see most of this give away up close, it is more of the "free stuff" and entitlement. If you have too many kids to feed, you have too many kids.

When someone is concerned about the elderly living in poverty on a fixed budget, get back to us.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: TXknitter, 7/6/2014 9:59:22 PM     (No. 9913302)

Thanks for educating many of us who have never had this situation in our families, #6. I know that must have been painful to share. It seems there are way too many undeserving people taking gross and intentional advantage of these programs. On the other hand, your late DIL and her children should have had MORE help.

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