Free lunches

Dear Editor:On the front page of Friday's Patriot, a short article stated that the Downey Unified School District will be providing free lunches and reduced price meals to students. ("School District Releases Free Lunch Policy," 9/1/11) As Martha would say, this is a good thing. However, I do hope someone monitors how much food is put into the garbage and, most important, if the students getting a "free lunch" have cell phones, iPods or other electronic toys. I believe if they can afford a cell phone, they can afford to pay for their lunch. -- Steve Voigt, Downey

********** Published: September 08, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 21