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Lesley Morse

59; Vegan Years 5; Hometown Silt, CO




“I work in a middle school kitchen, preparing the salad bar. I think the kids and the whole world need to eat healthier. I get frustrated with the price of organics and why every person on the planet is not eating organic food. I'm always thinking on how to make it better, but get discouraged fighting the system.


When we first brought [in] the microwave, I saw the long lines of kids and what they had in their hands; what they were going to heat up. I just shook my head and walked away. 'Cause a lot of them had things like ramen noodles and water and that's it. But on the other hand, our lunches cost almost $3 a child. So, when you have two, three, four kids eating four days a week, that's  tough to do."


Photo by Margaret Albaugh


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