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Lunch lady reportedly fired for giving hungry children free food

A file photo of a school cafeteria.
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A file photo of a school cafeteria.

One employee claims she was served a pink slip for giving hungry children free lunches.

Della Curry, a former kitchen manager at an elementary School in Aurora, Colorado, was reportedly dismissed for giving school lunches to students who could not afford them.

"It is policy to never give out free food ... that is all fine and dandy until you have little kids not on the free and reduced program and their account goes negative," said Curry, reported the Denver Post.

While the school does have a program in place for children who meet federal income guidelines, Curry was giving lunch to children whose parents made too much money to qualify for the program. Throughout this past school year, Curry says she has handed out about 20 hot lunches to children who didn't qualify for free lunch.

Read the full coverage at The Denver Post.