I have never once denied a child food because they didn’t have enough money. People treat poor kids so badly and it is really horrifying to see. Today I might have (would never break a RULE at work over a $1 fruit) given a kid a banana because we throw em away daily and he was a little short. But at my old job at a grocery store we always got this woman who used WIC checks (which you have to be reeeeeally broke to use and even broker to actually use because they are so restrictive) and who sometimes got shit because some of the cashiers were too lazy to just run the checks through properly the first time. And I was sitting on my lunch break and her daughter came up (she recognized me, because eventually the lady came to my lane when she saw me because I could run the checks) and told me about a girl in her class who had my name and we had a little 3 or 4 minute convo about her class and her mother looked like she was going to cry and it was so upsetting to think it must have been so unusual for someone to just talk to this super smart and incredibly kind little girl, just because her mom was poor. That’s horrifying to me. I’m almost crying as I type this.
Ahh!! I live in Washington state too! The muji branch should definitely invest in here :(