This letter is written to the community of Steamboat Springs on behalf of myself and other students at Soda Creek Elementary School. My name is Riley Toye, and I am in the fourth grade. I would like to inform everyone of what is happening at my school regarding our school lunch program.
Kids are not being fed lunch if they have charged more than two times ($6.50). I am one of many children who have recently been declined a lunch. My friends and I watched the lunch ladies decline kindergartners their lunch and saw the awful look on their faces before they started to cry. There were at least 10 kids in the fourth grade who the school would not feed that day.
I feel it is not right to let a child go hungry, especially when it is not their fault. Also, when the lunch lady told me I would not be allowed to eat, she didn't say it nicely. No one should ever be talked to like that, especially in front of their friends.
Many of my friends (I made a list of them) agree with me, and one is even helping me bring peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to school for the kids who don't have anything to eat. This letter is only to inform everyone of what is going on at my school, because I don't think it is right.