What if each of us went into our local school and paid for the lunch of just one child – for the whole year? What difference would that make?
One Texas man paid off the lunchroom debt of all 60 students who could not afford their lunch - many on the subsidized lunch program costing 40 cents per day. The gesture cost him $465 – and the reward? “The best money I ever spent,” says Kenny Thompson.
A great investment. I know adults who remember their childhood of poverty and hunger; they recall the embarrassment suffered and their longing to have someone care. They remember the kindnesses shown, too.
One lunch, one child, one huge difference.
(S-R archive photo: Spokane Public Schools nutrition services worker Julia Rowe places slices of pizza into the display area for Ferris High School students’ lunch)