No doubt, because I'm not low income and would prefer saving it for those who need it.
Sure the mother should have registered as low income parent but there are a lot of programs available at school parents aren't aware about.
I bet there are programs available in Canada you are not aware of. only reason I came to know of this program was because one of our employee's children went to school with me and she made us aware. Otherwise I wouldn't have known. I'm sure there were students at my school who were born and bred in the US who did not know of this program or other similar programs.
Isn't it the school's irresponsibility to tell the student about available program instead of sneaking him/her meals? If the lunch lady helped guide the student to a counselor to do the necessary paperwork instead this could have been solved in a day.
About the second bold.. I don't think we know enough about the situation, but the lunch lady said she had tried to get in touch with the mother but she doesn't speak English.
I don't think the lunch lady could have done any more, in fact, she did so much she got herself in trouble.. I don't see how one could pin something on her to do more.