Now that school is back in session, we are excited to start tackling the lunch debt at schools within our community and this year we are doing it a little differently. Not only will we be paying off the existing school lunch debt at schools, but this year we will also be funding All for Lunch reserve accounts at each school we visit. These All for Lunch reserve accounts will act as a safety net when a child’s account goes delinquent. Rather than being denied their lunch meal, the children will now have access to the All for Lunch reserve funds to ensure no child is going hungry during lunch at school.
Today was our first day of paying off school lunch debt for the 2019-2020 school year and we started at Jackson Elementary school located in Lawrenceville, GA. Here we had the opportunity to meet with Principal Dutton and Cafeteria Manager Ms. Stone to discuss the challenge of school lunch debt and how we can work together to tackle the problem. At the end of the meeting All for Lunch gave Jackson Elementary a check for $1,000 to not only pay off the school lunch debt that has built up in the first few weeks, but also fund the All for Lunch reserve account so kids at Jackson Elementary will be able to have access to a school lunch meal, even when their accounts may go delinquent.
Thank you to all of our donors that help make this possible and ensure no child is being denied a lunch at school. 100% of your donation goes directly towards paying off school lunch debt and funding All for Lunch reserve accounts throughout our community. With almost 1 in 4 children being food insecure, many of these kids as young as 5 years old do not know where their next meal is coming from. When their school lunch account goes delinquent, these children are no longer able to access the full school lunch meal and may continue to go hungry through the day. With donations like yours, together we can continue to battle school lunch debt and fight childhood hunger one lunch at a time!
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100% OF YOUR TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATIon GOES DIRECTLY TOWARDS FEEDING CHILDREN lunch