The Article: Looking for fraud? Don’t look at food stamp recipients, look at Wall Street by Chris Arnade in The Guardian.
The Text: Hunger will drive kids to do crazy things. Like stay at school.
A few weeks ago South Bronx public schools had a half-day, with dismissal at noon. Yet almost all the kids stayed an extra hour, waiting in the cafeteria to eat the schools’ free lunch.
Teachers even got calls from parents of children who hadn’t stayed, asking them why they let their children leave without a meal. The teachers explained that this had never been an issue before. Kids had always left when they could. The parents responded, “That was before the cut in food stamps. We get $45 less a month now”.