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To ask if free school meals should be abolished?

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SphJC · 21/03/2021 15:46

As above^

I have my own opinion on this but keen to hear others before I share my own.

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MrsSchrute · 21/03/2021 15:46

Of course not!

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SapphosRock · 21/03/2021 15:47

No Hmm

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doctorhamster · 21/03/2021 15:47

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ArosGartref · 21/03/2021 15:48

Means tested free school meals or universal free school meals?

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1990shopefulftm · 21/03/2021 15:48

No, my dad suddenly died and had no life insurance, FSM made sure I had a decent meal a day

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RockingMyFiftiesNot · 21/03/2021 15:48

Definitely not

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B33Fr33 · 21/03/2021 15:48

Yes because there shouldn't be a need for poverty with the technology to distribute world resources.
But no, as we as humans are apparently too stupid to work for the benefit of our whole species thus greed, poverty and suffering will ALWAYS be with us.

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JM10 · 21/03/2021 15:48

No. Why would they be? It's been highlighted again over lockdown that for some children this is their main (sometimes only) meal of the day, why would anyone want to take that away?

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AlexaShutUp · 21/03/2021 15:49

No. Unless you have a better suggestion as to how we should provide nutritious meals for children who need them.

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sherrystrull · 21/03/2021 15:49

Absolutely not.

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Mxflamingnoravera · 21/03/2021 15:49

What good would it serve to have children go hungry? FSM are essential for children from low income households.

But I want to know why you have posted SphJC without telling us your view.

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Grandslam21 · 21/03/2021 15:49

Of course not. Why would you want to deny food to poor children? For some of them it’s all they’ll get to eat that day

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couchparsnip · 21/03/2021 15:50

Not a chance. I would be surprised if anyone said they should be.

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SphJC · 21/03/2021 15:50

Hey all,

No, absolutely not a trolling journalist lol.

Like you all, I am totally pro free school meals. I also lost my father at 6 years old and my school meal was at times all I had. I feel so strongly that if anything, all school aged children should be entitled to a free school meal regardless of parental income.

The reason I posted this is because I was reading through comments on another post and the tone of a few comments regarding free school meals were a bit on the judgemental side so I wanted to hear how others felt.

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Chocolateoatmilk · 21/03/2021 15:51

Absolutely not but I do feel it is sometimes used to make assumptions that are not correct.

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RubyViolet · 21/03/2021 15:51

All meals at school should be free.
All music lessons, sports clubs at school should be free.
I think that this would be a vote winner for whoever suggested it and could make the case.

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StCharlotte · 21/03/2021 15:51

What do you think the alternative should be OP?

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Alexandernevermind · 21/03/2021 15:51

I'm fascinated why you think its okay for children to sit at school hungry op.

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Rummikub · 21/03/2021 15:52

I understand the importance of free school meals.
However I’ve never been able to get them even though I earn under £15k, single parent. So perhaps the assessment needs to be looked at.

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Zig4zag · 21/03/2021 15:52

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MrsSiriusBlack1 · 21/03/2021 15:52

What newspaper are you asking for?

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SphJC · 21/03/2021 15:53

@Alexandernevermind hey, I absolutely did not say that. I am a product of a SM who relied on free school meals.

Please reread my post and my further comment and you will see I have not said free school meals should be abolished.

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MrsSiriusBlack1 · 21/03/2021 15:53

@Zig4zag fuck off

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ArosGartref · 21/03/2021 15:53

Skip out the middle man @Zig4zag. Straight to borstal.

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RaindropsSplashRainbows · 21/03/2021 15:54

No

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