Elementary Pupils Collecting Healthy Lunch In CafeteriaGovernment school fires cafeteria worker for answering child’s plea for food

“More, please?”

Not in Colorado.

A married mother of two, Della Curry, is the now-former kitchen manager at Dakota Valley Elementary School in Aurora, Colorado.

The Cherry Creek government school district fired her after she gave a lunch to a little girl crying because she was hungry and had no money.

“I had a first grader in front of me, crying because she doesn’t have enough money for lunch,” Curry told CBS Denver. “Yes, I gave her lunch.”

“I’ll own that I broke the law. The law needs to change,” she said.

Why would liberals make it illegal to feed hungry children?

State and federal funding to schools is partially tied to enrollment in the government free lunch programs.

For example, California gives additional funds to schools based on the number of “students who are eligible for the federal free and reduced-price meals program,” EdSource reports.

Realizing the cash train that is ready to pull in to their station California schools “are offering free Raiders tickets, ice cream parties, tickets to the county fair and other perks to encourage families to sign up for the National School Lunch Program,” reports EdSource.

The more students a school can put on welfare rolls, the more funding they get for other programs.

But if poor, hungry children can get lunch without signing up for the government’s free lunch program, well, that’s money out of school administrator pockets.

Schools would rather watch a child go hungry than lose a potential signup.

While the students Curry bought lunch for did not qualify for the program, allowing private charities to buy lunches competes with the government’s monopoly, and cuts into federal funding.

The school district fired her, lest anyone get the idea feeding hungry children is a good thing.

Curry is proud of what she did.

“If me getting fired for it is one way that we can try to change this, I’ll take it in a heartbeat,” she says.