School cafeteria worker fired for giving food to child who couldn’t pay

Doing the right thing can land you in trouble sometimes.

When a student at a New Hampshire high school put items on their tray that they didn’t have the money for, lunchroom employee Bonnie Kimball told the student to make sure to pay the next day.

“I quietly said, ‘Tell (your) mom you need money’”. Kimball told the Valley News.

She had known the boy’s parents since they were children and didn’t worry. She had no doubt that the $8 lunch debt would soon be taken care of.

The following morning, that’s exactly what happened.

About a week after though, she was fired by the district manager of Café Services, the food services company that employed her.

“‘Do you understand what you did was wrong? That was theft,'” Kimball says she was told.

The food vendor explained in a letter that the district manager witnessed Kimball violating their company’s “cash handling procedures, the school’s charge policy and federal regulation governing free meals.”

Kimball claims she’d been told by her boss to give food to students who couldn’t pay, and then tell them they needed money on their accounts.

Kimball told the Union Leader: “We weren’t supposed to pull trays.”

Two of Kimball’s former coworkers resigned in protest, and reports state that students and staff at the school are now rallying around her in support.

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