I’m a little peckish as I write this — I skipped breakfast.

Truth be told, though, I’ve never known a hungry day.

But I remember the kids who devoured my school-lunch leftovers. The ones who watched as I ate treats my mom hid in my book bag. My folks knew their parents, all hard-working, decent people.

So when FLORIDA TODAY received a rash of letters and phone calls about how help for hungry children should cease, how “giving handouts” doesn’t teach self-reliance, I was stunned. Read full article