My dd (6 yrs old) came home from school today with a bunch of extra food in her backpack. Her school has a backpack program where students that need help with food will bring home an extra backpack full of food. Well, I emailed dd's teacher to find out if they knew where the food was coming from as we are not part of that program. The teacher emails me back saying she has no idea what is going on. DD tells me that it came from a girl on her bus who is older and goes to one of the *bigger* schools (meaning the elementary school instead of Primary). She went on to tell me that this girl just grabs her backpack and throws the food in. It looks like it may be leftovers from their lunch, but today, there was way more than what would be in their lunch, at least I would imagine.
There was a can of tuna, one package of applesauce, one snack pudding, one package of oreos, a juice box, an orange, a granola bar, a package of instant oatmeal and a package of hot chocolate. Along with this was an extra hat that dd does not need.
My concern is the fact that it came from a student that dd's teacher does not know and that it did not come from the school itself. While I know the chances are, there is nothing wrong with the food, I am contemplating throwing it out just to be on the safe side. We do not know this child or the parents or why the child is giving away food. So dd's teacher is going to inform the office at the school and try to find out who the child is that is doing this and to find out why.
My question is would you keep it or throw it out just to be on the safe side?
Answer by Finkette at 5:26 PM on Jan. 14, 2011
Answer by tyfry7496 at 9:48 PM on Jan. 14, 2011
Answer by spottedpony at 11:49 PM on Jan. 15, 2011