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Third Meal at School

By Melysia McCrory

Coming back from Christmas break, McDonald County students and administration found out about a small change that could have a large impact.

I believe the third meal program is a great thing for the less fortunate children in the school district.

Mariah Brown; freshman at McDonald County High School

When students receive a meal, there are a few rules. You have to pick two different sides to go along with the entree, and two out of the three items have to be eaten in the school. The last item he/she can take home and eat there. The food is not supposed to be eaten on the bus.

I think it is great. Kids who ride the bus and get home late won’t be super hungry when they get home. Kids who may not get meals at home won’t go hungry.

LaTisha McCrory; employee at Opaa!

Why start having a third meal? At school, a student eats 2/3 meals. When they go home, if there is no food in the house, the child has nothing to eat and will go hungry. If the student decides to get the third meal at school, they will not go as hungry or maybe not at all. According to an article over American hunger by Mashable, “1.16 million American kids struggle with hunger each year. An estimated 48.8 million Americans, including 16.2 million children, live in households that lack the means to get enough nutritious food on a regular basis. As a result, about 1 in 5 children go hungry at some point during the year.”

It is helpful to those who don’t have anything to eat when they go home. It also helps conquer the hunger of kids at the end of the day.

Avoleen Joseph; freshman at McDonald County High School

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