So if you forget a lunch that day you just have to rely on the charities?
How do they get around people who say it isn't fair for parents to have to pay for their kids lunches?
I don't know how widespread the policy is, nationally. but I know it's how a lot of schools around here operate.
To answer your questions, if a kid forgets a lunch, there's always lunches to be had. There's always food. There's always something.
In all of the years in schools that several relatives and in-laws have taught in, a kid missing lunch because there's no food isn't a concern.
Primarily, it's because it doesn't happen that often. One relative works in a lower class school with a high immigrant and changing student population. Rough neighborhood.
And the vast majority of kids come to school with a lunch.
I don't follow your second question.
There aren't a lot of parents that I know of who argue that it's not fair to pay for their kids' lunches.
It's the system they know and, for the most part, it seems to work