Houston Man Pays Delinquent Lunch Accounts For 60 Elementary School Kids (VIDEO)
Recently, a group of about 40 young kids at Uintah Elementary School in Utah were humiliated and embarrassed as school officials literally seized their school lunches and tossed them in the trash because their lunch accounts were delinquent.
This story from Houston, Texas has a much happier ending.
As reported by KPRC on Wednesday, Kenny Thompson, a mentor and tutor at Valley Oaks Elementary School learned that a large group of kids were getting “reduced lunches,” of cold cheese sandwiches because of negative balances on their accounts. When he inquired about it to school officials, he learned that there was quite a large group of kids whose parents couldn’t afford the 40 cents a day – about 60 in total.
Fearing a repeat of the horrific story out of Utah, he whipped out his wallet and zeroed out the accounts of every single one of them. Said Thompson to KPRC;
“I thought, ‘you know what?’ It’d be better just to come in, zero out the balances, start from a clean slate.. the kids would eat every day.”
In an interview to Click2Houston, he added;
“These are elementary school kids. They don’t need to be worried about finances. They need to be worried about what grade they got in spelling.”
To which we say, “EPIC.”