Dumpster Diving

Heaven forbid that you ever have to dive into a dumpster for a meal, but I have to tell you, the elementary school lunchroom bin has enough to stock a convenience store!

I went to school to have lunch with a grandchild, and enjoyed all the chaos and chatter going on, as I sat and ate, too.

Then the cafeteria woman yelled out that it was time to line up and empty the trays and lunch boxes, and to get in a long line to head back to classes.

I watched as the little kids dumped whole apples, bananas, Doritos, unopened packs of applesauce, etc., into the receptacle and got in line. I’m sure that some ice packs went in, too!

The moral of this story is that unless you equip your kid with a video-cam, don’t believe they ate they their lunch -just because it’s gone. An empty lunch box means nothing.

The sad side to this, is that why aren’t our children valuing or saving good foods, and taking them home so somebody can eat them? I’m not talking rotten bananas, but good food.

Only in America. We have so much! 💡 Nealie