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Allegany County Arranges to Help Feed Students During Break

March 17th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

With schools shutdown for at least the next two weeks, Allegany County Public Schools has arranged to help feed students who usually depend on school breakfast and lunch for nutrition.   This is Acting Superintendent Jeff Blank…

At a press conference yesterday, State Superintendent Karen Salmon said that Maryland schools would go even further…

7 Responses to “Allegany County Arranges to Help Feed Students During Break”

  1. March 17, 2020 at 8:18 am, Joe Wellberg said:

    I wonder if people will help other pay their bills who work in effected closures. This country has literally lost its mind alongside the world.


  2. March 17, 2020 at 8:21 am, Bob said:

    I guess the idea of parents feeding their own children is counter to the modern culture. MAGA is a pipe dream.


    • March 17, 2020 at 8:57 am, Joe Wellberg said:

      > The Dem and Republicans are the cause of all the problem we now face.


  3. March 17, 2020 at 2:20 pm, Dave said:

    I would assume that feeding your child one time a day would be considered neglect/child abuse so how many parents are guilty of child abuse in Allegany County? Or are they taking handouts paid by my taxes?


    • March 17, 2020 at 6:01 pm, Jay said:

      Cumberland is not only one of the poorest cities in MD it is one of the poorest cities in the nation. Therefore, we have a very high percentage of children who grow up in poverty. Some schools in our county have as much as 80% plus of their student bodies who qualify for the Federal School Lunch Program. And yes Dave, your taxes and everyone else’s taxes pay for the free and reduced meal programs in our schools. If you want to cut it from the budget you can write your congressman.


      • March 17, 2020 at 7:51 pm, Bob said:

        > Yes, Cumberland has been poor and surly for generations. Every child should have been given a copy of J.D. Vance’s book of four years ago to take home for this school break. Those who could read it might be inspired to do better than their ancestors. The rest will continue to live and breed here in the western foothills of the bell curve.


      • March 18, 2020 at 11:25 am, Dave said:

        Jay, please don’t think me heartless. I know there are poor people in our area and the children bear the consequences of it. My question is how do they make it through the summer? Do they eat from garbage cans? If our school system wants to feed them it’s ok with me, just hope you don’t believe that there are that many “hungry” kids out there. Some yes, but a lot of lazy and worthless parents all to eager for a government hand out (not all but a lot). With all the “Now hiring” signs out I find it hard to believe the parents can’t find work. Of course that’s before this Wuhan flu stuff.


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