Outraged by stories of schools throwing away the cafeteria lunches of students who have unpaid balances on their accounts, one Houston man decided to make sure it didn't happen to kids in his area.
"These are elementary school kids," Kenny Thompson, a mentor and tutor, told KPRC Houston. "They don't need to be worried about finances. They need to be worried about what grade they got in spelling."
Thompson looked into it and found out that kids at Houston's Valley Oaks Elementary School with negative balances on their lunch accounts were given cold cheese sandwiches instead of a hot meal. He said many of those kids skip the lunch line to avoid being stigmatized, which is bad for their ability to learn.
So he paid $465 of his own money to cover the delinquent accounts of more than 60 kids.
"When I left the building knowing that they were getting fed, they didn't have that stress," said Thompson. "The best money I ever spent."
Via KPRC Houston