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Cherry Creek Schools Fires Employee Who Gave Free Lunch To Hungry Kids

Della Curry fed hungry kids and lost her job.

The Cherry Creek School District’s nutrition services department fired Curry, who was kitchen manager at Dakota Valley Elementary School in Aurora, for giving school lunches to students who didn’t have the money to pay for them.

The school district has a free and reduced price lunch program for children who meet federal income guidelines. But Curry, who got the ax last Friday, was giving lunch to children whose parents made too much to qualify for the program.

State law prohibits the district from commenting on personnel matters, according to a statement released by the school district.