A school kitchen manager and married mother of two from Colorado was fired last week for offering hungry elementary school students free lunches when they could not afford to pay for them. Until Friday, Della Curry, 35, had supervised food preparation at Dakota Valley Elementary School in Aurora.
The school staffer has revealed this week that she was let go for feeding hungry children in violation of district rules. But students whose families do not meet the district's strict income parameters receive no more than a single slice of cheese on a hamburger bun and a small carton of milk, according to Ms Curry.
The former school kitchen manager, who has two young children of her own, said she often paid for kids’ lunch out of her own pocket to keep them nourished.