Students go hungry: Teachers spending $200 a week to feed them

THE revelation that teachers are spending up to $200 on food for their students is disturbing.

Teachers should be commended for caring so much about their students that they would go to such lengths.

But we can't accept they should be forced to use their own money to feed their students.

Something has gone wrong somewhere that this burden is being shouldered by teachers.

What are our governments doing about this?

If this claim is true and figures gathered by Foodshare in Bendigo strongly suggest it's right on the money, then our politicians need to take up this cause.

It's horrible to think children are presenting to school without food in their stomachs.

It's horrible to think children are presenting to school without food in their stomachs.

The story of one young student scoffing down toast provided by a teacher on Monday morning because that was their first meal since the Friday before is horrendous.

Teachers should be mighty proud of their efforts.

So should organisations such as the YMCA who run enormously successful and valuable school breakfast programs.

But really this is not their issue - time for the politicians to step in.

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