You do not know what exactly is happening and to automatically label the parents as drug addicts is wrong.
How do you know the parents are drug addicts?
The children may be dumpster diving because maybe their parents are alongside of them, maybe the parents are on line waiting for gas, maybe the parents went searching for water, maybe the parents are disabled, maybe it’s easier to get children into a dumpster than an adult.
If you’ve ever lived on a farm, you’d know that when a disaster happens, EVERYONE goes to work children and adults.
Reports stating that children are dumpster diving may open someone’s heart (bloomberg) to maybe get someone with power off their butt and do something.
Anyway, those dumpster diving children are working for their food while yours would be waiting for it to be handed to them.
I challenge you to prove this is not just some appeal to emotionalism. I have worked with children and the ones who have to eat out of the garbage are the ones whose parents are neglectful. Besides I have been through hell and back and I live a sacrificial life devoted to my children. So take your emotionalism out the back door and calm down.
Big whoop, on a farm everybody works, but you don’t ask your kids to do things you wouldn’t do, and dumpster diving is one of them.
You are obviously overwrought and I have nothing further to say to you.