My DDs are in a new Montessori charter school which opened this year. They are part of a 1st-3rd classroom of 18 children. Because of some construction issues with the new school the cafeteria will not be ready until next year so we have to send the kids lunches every day. My girls just shared with me that most of the time, the mother of girls in their class does not pack her daughter's lunch, that if the Zoey wants lunch she has to pack it herself. According to my girls, Zoey eats a peanut butter sandwich and a package of cookies every day. If Zoey's mom does pack her lunch she sends plain bread and little else. Zoey is dropped off at school by her mom every day so she isn't a kid has to get herself off to school. Zoey also happens to have some special needs and it breaks my heart to think that she is getting so little. I could see as they were telling me that our DDs (esp. the younger DD who is highly empathetic) also were troubled. When I asked if Zoey seemed hungry they said that the teacher often gives Zoey extra snacks and portions of her own lunch.
I do not know Zoey's mother. I was thinking of approaching the teacher and just offering to help in any way I could, maybe send a daily portion of fruit for Zoey. I am well aware that there are lots of hungry kids in this country but I would like to help this one of I can. On the other hand, I am worried that I am overstepping my bounds and should mind my own business. Thoughts?