Grinches fire cafeteria worker for giving a 12-year-old with no money a free hot meal.

Grinches fire cafeteria worker for giving a 12-year-old with no money a free hot meal.
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Cafeteria worker Dalene Bowden lost her job at an Idaho public school for giving a free lunch to a 12-year-old student with no money earlier this month. The lunch was worth $1.70, yet carries with it the hefty price of a person's entire career. It's not the first time a lunch lady has been fired for having a soul.

Grinches fire cafeteria worker for giving a 12-year-old with no money a free hot meal.
Grinches can't stop her.

Initially, Bowden was put on unpaid leave, but a recent Facebook post to the group Give Dalene Bowden her job back seems to show she's been fired:

https://www.facebook.com/229098840755298/photos/a.229608357371013.1073741827.229098840755298/229608317371017/?type=3&theater

The main takeaway from the letter reads:

The reason for your termination is due to your theft -- stealing school district or another’s property and inaccurate transactions when ordering, receiving and serving food.

Bowden admits she was "in the wrong" but has no regrets about not wanting a student to go hungry. She told the Idaho Statesman, “I would do it again in the same situation." She's started a GoFundMe campaign to help cover legal costs to fight to change school lunch laws. She's already raised $1,435, which is a lot of free lunches.

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