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Food vendor says fired cafeteria worker didn't follow rules

MANCHESTER, N.H. — The president of a food service company that fired a New Hampshire school cafeteria worker is accusing her of allowing a student who couldn’t pay for lunch to take extra items without charging or recording it for anything.

But Bonnie Kimball said she recorded the items. Her firing from Mascoma Valley Regional High School on March 28 has sparked an outpouring of support from the public including award-winning chef José Andrés .

Fresh Picks Cafe President Brian Stone said students get a lunch regardless of whether they can pay. He said in a posting Monday on YouTube that Kimball didn’t follow procedures and told her manager she charged the student’s account, when she had not. Kimball said she wrote down the information and a manager was present.

Kimball refused the company’s offer to rehire her.

The Associated Press