Las Vegas Sun

September 22, 2014

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letter to the editor:

Money and food wasted in CCSD

Regarding the Friday story “You can lead a child to veggies, but you can’t make her eat,” about the free food waste program: All one has to do is visit any Clark County school during morning cleanup from the free food program.

My wife and I attended one of our granddaughters’ programs at a local elementary school. The custodians were shoveling unopened milk, unopened packages of rolls, fruits, vegetables and other food items into large trash containers.

One child had not touched her milk and tried to put in to her backpack for later. The food police stopped her, removed it from her backpack and threw it away.

My wife asked one custodian why they don’t give the food to shelters. His reply was that it is against the law to disperse “used food” — he said it in a way that he knew he was throwing away good food.

Multiply this by how many schools are in CCSD, how many in Nevada, how many nationwide and you can see how much federal money is being wasted on such an inane program.

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