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JPS To Offer Free Meals To Elementary, Middle Schools

August 31, 2013

Every elementary and middle school student of the Jamestown Public Schools district is now eligible to receive free school meals. For the second consecutive year, JPS has been approved by the U.S....

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Sep-01-13 12:41 PM

So NONE of you ever sent your kid to college on a scholarship or grant from somewhere....same difference you idiots! ALL MONEY is technically tax payer money, be grateful that the kids in the JPS district were awarded this grant and they can learn and strive on a full belly that they may have not gotten otherwise.

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Aug-31-13 9:00 PM

If ya can't afford to feed 'em, don't breed 'em!

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Aug-31-13 5:04 PM

I'm wondering how many who complain about this 'handout' also receive aid of some grants through TAP or PELL? Excellent retirement and full benefits from a government job? Aid or tax incentives for their business? Many people get benefits from taxpayers.....not just those on 'welfare'....perhaps a good lunch for all children is a good investment in the future and will save in the long run.

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Aug-31-13 4:03 PM

First off - NOTHING is EVER free. Someone, somewhere has to pay. One Local Dollar goes to Albany or Washington, they run it through their bureaucracy and perhaps we get 65c back and we call that FREE? Secondly - Meals should be based on NEED. Should the kids of parents taking down 200K per year qualify for free meals paid by me living on a fixed income? I think not.

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Aug-31-13 2:19 PM

This is a federal grant. It is not coming out of the Jamestown district tax payers school taxes. I for one am glad my daughter and family are able to save on the cost of lunches this year. This helps the parents that had to come up with money every day. Jeez people, give some of the hard working parents a break! Quit complaining. I think it's a good thing for ALL students!!!!!

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Aug-31-13 12:56 PM

Why does everyone else get things handed to them for free and I get stuck with the bill?

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Aug-31-13 12:27 PM

I'm glad the school is able to help sometimes thats the only meal a kid has through out the day SO SHUT UP.

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Aug-31-13 11:24 AM

Free?!? Free?!?? Nothing is free! It is being paid for by the tax payer. Those on the SNAP program should have their benefits adjusted for the 2 free meals provided to their children on school days. That is like double dipping and that is funding that could be used for other purposes.

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Aug-31-13 11:06 AM

For those that are complaining, do any of you even have kids in the JPS district?! Its for ALL STUDENTS not just lower income, in this day and age of increasing costs on everything every little bit helps. My kid has breakfast at school everyday by choice and he picks lunch if he likes what is being served, HIS CHOICE not mine. Get over yourselves and be thankful that Jamestown received a GRANT for our kids, they are the future.....

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Aug-31-13 10:12 AM

"Universal Free Meal Program." More like Universal Tax Payers' Program.

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Aug-31-13 8:45 AM

The SNAP (Food Stamps)program provides money for three meals a day per person per household, these two free meals are double dipping the system!!!!!! If your children would rather take part in the free meal programs, the family's SNAP benefit should be lowered!

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Aug-31-13 8:06 AM

How Pathetic and un-American. Many of us don't get our kids meals free and we work to pay to feed others in addition to their welfare, their HEAP, their section 8, their food stamps, their health care, their cellphones - not leaving much for us. Thought the people of Jamestown had more pride than to allow this in their city..........

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Aug-31-13 7:40 AM

I suppose the next article will be how the schools do not have enough money to run them properly. Well, give up the sports program, music programs and all those programs who the students participate. That is the usual answer...don't take away all the free programs that are costing ungodly amounts that could be used for education. I am so sick of the misused system. I know I do not have the whole picture but it irks me that all these people are already on the free ride and still we have to provide them meals in our schools.

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Aug-31-13 6:23 AM

Wow I understand things are bad here but 2 free meals a day on top of what welfare is giving the family. I got to get on this so my kid can get them then I can save up for my new TATTOO and Cell phone plan!

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