To The Daily Sun,
On its surface the "Keeping the Bellies Full" front page article in the Friday, Jan. 13, Daily Sun warms the cockles of your heart. Attractive well-fed smiling children displaying healthy meals is a good reminder of the abundance of our country and how fortunate we are to live here.
What could be wrong? Three things instantly come to mind.
First, since when is it the community's obligation to relieve parents of their responsibility to prepare meals for their own children? If parents don't have time to prepare meals for their own children, what possible activities are they engaged in that are more important?
Second, stating that the program pays for itself, is ludicrous and untrue. Reimbursement from the federal government is not free money. Its source is taxes paid by the American taxpayers. Hence, the meals are a form of public welfare.
Third, in my day if you displayed the picture of welfare recipients on any page of the paper, let alone the front page, you would be facing the judge in the morning.
I'm all for good works, but for any organization to take credit for resources that aren't theirs is shameful.
Warren P. Murphy
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