I get his point that this likely isn't going to cause starvation like it does in third world countries, but what a stupid point to make. What good is our abundance if we think its okay to ditch a meal and throw it away and send a kid away without lunch?
Thats not appreciation for what we have....at all!
I like Bonita's scenario. It feeds the kid, but may help encourage parents to get the forms signed.
Exactly what you've said in what I bolded. How can the child rectify this situation? Aside from a lesson in embarrassment, I can't imagine anything. As someone else has already pointed out, this *could* be the only meal that child has for the day. The principal has no way of knowing for certain what a child's home life is like. Even if this isn't a 3rd world country, and our country has an abundance of food, it doesn't automatically mean that every family has food in their pantry.
Originally Posted by ange84