Unopened food tossed out due to regulations
KANSAS CITY, Kan.—At a school where a teacher says too many kids go hungry, hundreds of pounds of unopened food are being thrown away in a dumpster each week.
“I’ve been teaching here for 10 years and it’s a pretty common practice for a student to come in asking if I have anything to eat,” said Paul Richardson, a summer school teacher at Schlagle High School.
Richardson noticed something disturbing Monday morning as he was glancing out his window.
“It was shocking to me that there’s a pile of non-perishable food at the bottom of the dumpster,” said Richardson.