A real discomfort, which for many parents could have been avoided with better organization. Monday 17 May from 8 to 12 Milan Catering stops for staff union meetings, as it had already happened last Friday. This means that even on Monday, Milano Restauration said, “no meals will be provided in all kindergartens, primary and lower secondary schools”. If on Friday it was the turn of the schools served by the cooking centers in areas 1 and 2 (Castellino da Castello, Cittadini, Colleoni, Dora Baltea, Giusti, Iseo, Alex Visconti, Anselmo da Baggio, Balsamo Crivelli, Donati, Foppette, Forze Armed, Lamennais, Paravia, Salerno, Val D’Intelvi), on Monday it is the turn of areas 3 and 4 (Gargano, Ravenna, Ucelli di Nemi, Bottego, Clericetti, Della Giustizia, Matteucci, Sammartini).
In practice, the canteen service for nursery schools is guaranteed with a hot substitute meal or a cold emergency menu, and catering services for the nursing homes and other centers are guaranteed. Packed lunch from home for elementary and middle school children, and for kindergartens? Here is the question: for the 172 kindergartens in the city, parents are asked to pick up the children at lunchtime, have them eat at home and bring them back after an hour to continue the nursery hours until the afternoon exit. Milano Restauration’s Facebook post is a concentration of parents who ask: “How do you go back and forth to school four times for those who work?”.
There are those who say that “school administrators and the Municipality were bombarded with complaints between Thursday and Friday from parents’ representatives and counselors, but the response was” Sorry, next time we will find a solution. “In the nursery school of my son some boys and girls did not go to school, others went to have lunch at home with their grandparents but did not come back. Many, the ‘lucky’ parents of smartworking, we decided to have a picnic at the park and then we brought back children at school “.
In short, the question to Milano Restauration and the Municipality is: “You ask us to pick up the children after 3 hours, bring them back after an hour and finally come and pick them up after 2: why don’t you try to simplify our life, which at this moment is already difficult?”.