Lunch Lady Fired For Giving Lunch To Student Who Couldn’t Pay Has Been Offered A New Job
Bonnie Kimball, the woman who served as a lunch lady at Mascoma Valley Regional High School was recently fired from her job after allowing a student to take $8 worth of food because he did not having money in his school lunch account.
Kimball spoke with Valley News about the March 28th incident and said she quietly told the kid, “Tell (your) mom you need money.” The district manager watched the incident and Kimball was fired the next day.
“On March 28, a District manager was on-site and witnessed a student coming through the line with multiple food items that you did not charge him for,” Cafe Services, which contracted with the school to run the cafeteria, sent in a letter to Kimball, according to the Valley News. “This is a strict violation of our Cash Handling Procedures, the Schools Charge Policy and Federal Regulation governing free meals.”
Many people who came across Kimball’s story instantly became upset that she was fired for trying to help out a student in need. However, celebrity Chef José Andrés caught wind of her story and tweeted out to her about a position at his Think Food Group.
“New Hampshire school cafeteria worker fired for giving food to student who couldn’t pay – WHBQ! The hero is Bonnie Kimball! If she needs a job we have openings at @thinkfoodgroup if you know her, let her know.”
As of right now it is not clear if she has taken the position. But, people have been online praising both Kimball and Andrés for doing what’s right.
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