I saw this on the news, and the parents were outraged, and rightly so. Why couldn't they feed the kids, and then, charge the parents later?
Another issue that bothered me is having the food thrown away. I hate to throw out good food, and got mad at my kids and grandkids when they overload their plates. If I have a pet peeve, that is one of them. I see so many people waste food, and it bugs the hell out of me. Being from a household of 12 people tends to do that to me. These workers weren't teaching the kids a darn thing, except how to embarrass them.