I haven't been on board for so long, I forgot to tell you. Due to financial situation I had been looking for a second job. School Lunch food service program called me. (neighbor referred me) I have 3/4 days off a week. (work 12 hour shifts 3/4 days a week). I am a sub. They call each morning and tell me what school needs a sub. No work in summer or when there is no school. Works out great. Started last March, so working two days a week until the end of school year. Happy my son does not eat hot lunch. This is my experience. First time they called I was sent to a school in a not so great area. Nobody spoke English except the supervisor person who did no work. I have long hair (mid back) and I put it all in a hair net, bangs included. Only to see everyone else only puts the back in hair net. Sides and front out. First school I worked on the line dishing out food. It was Taco Bar. I was told one scoop taco meat in a boat of chips. They said they normally use tortilla's but the mice got them. !! One meal includes tator tots. Eight tots...that's it. The free and reduced kids can choose from an assortment of pre wrapped sub sandwiches, a bag of chips and juice. They must get all to get any. So, what I witnessed was kids getting all the food, going through the register, and immediately tossing out everything but the juice. Still wrapped. Right next to the garbage next to the register. My second day at a different school. No English. Food was warm, room was warm. I worked with a man. No problem with hair net here, he was bald. He served meatball bomber on his side (next to me) He had sweat dripping off his head right on the food. Between lunches he would eat the meatballs with his fingers and then go right back to serving without changing his gloves. I was told to wash my hands often and change my gloves every time I touch something new, so I do. Those two were middle schools. I was told from my son's middle school principal it would not be a good idea to work there, so I turned down that school offer. I worked at two high schools. Hair nets half on. Sweat dripping. But better food selection. The supervisor at one High school told us that it doesn't matter where you are or how clean you are, mice will get in and find food. Just lucky the school didn't use the food. (but that school was just not clean) I really liked one of the high schools and asked for that school when they needed help. I worked there most of the days. Did not work elementary school. I was told you work alone there and all food comes pre packaged so additional workers are not needed. The schools I did work at baked there own pizza and bread daily. Warmed other food shipped in. I can go online and see exactly what difficult child eats. Bag of chips and two gatorades daily. After seeing all the sweat and dirty fingers dipping into the food I am really glad that is what he eats. Next year is High School, but being a specialty high school and so small, the food is shipped in and a smaller varitey. Half the year I work Sunday - Wednesday noon at my primary job. Half the year I work Thursday - Saturday noon. When I started this job I was only available two days a week. Now I will be available three days until January. It is from 9:30 to 1:30 or 2pm. Only when the school needs help. Amazingly I was called every single day. I had no idea what went on in the lunch rooms. Especially at the Middle Schools.