I teach at a Title I school (which means over 75% of our kids are on free/reduced breakfast/lunch status). Almost every morning one of my little fellows brings me FOOD from the cafeteria (an apple, pear, box of raisins…).
I felt bad accepting his “gifts” and finally asked him why he brought me food (I am NOT malnourished at all LOL). He said happily “Because I like you!” So, now I accept his little gifts and try to eat some of it in front of him so he knows I appreciate his thoughtfulness. – Terri