Dec. 28 Monday’s musings about Maud

Last week, I received a mailing from NO KID HUNGRY with this message:

“For children living in poverty, Monday’s matter. When food is scarce at home they come to school too hungry to learn. For these children, meals at school are critical. Together, we can ensure that no child struggles with hunger on Monday or any other day. ”

How to feed children during a pandemic when schools are closed is an issue about which Maud would have taken action. For instance, during the Dublin Lockout strike of 1913, some 20,0000 workers received no pay while demanding the right to unionize. Those men’s children went hungry. Maud organized Dublin food canteens with the help of local clergy and sold the last of her jewels to fund the food canteens.

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