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From NHPR:

For Isidro Rodriguez, it started in 2009, when he was working in the Woodsville Elementary school cafeteria and saw what happened to kids with lunch debt. The student would take a tray of hot food…


“And then upon checking out, they’ll give their numbers, or enter their numbers into the system. If there’s a negative balance, most of the time they take that lunch back,” Rodriguez says.


Rodriguez says the policy was to throw out that hot lunch and give the student an alternative meal. At Woodsville Elementary, that meant a sandwich made with sunbutter, which is like peanut butter but made with sunflower seeds.

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