School receives donation for lunch debt for 171 kids. #WATWB

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The last Friday of every month bloggers will share their stories led by six co-hosts, this month’s co-hosts are Peter Nena, Eric Lahti, Inderpreet Kaur Uppal , Roshan Radhakrishnan Lynn Hallbrooks, and me.

Not long ago, I came across this inspiring story that happened in my state, Mississippi. Mississippi gets a bad rep at times, but there are moments that I love being a Mississippian more than others. And this story is one of the many reasons why. We are called the hospitality state for a reason. 🙂

Something that has been on my mind lately is the fact that there are kids who are going to school who can’t afford lunch and their parents can’t provide lunch for them. It really hurts my heart to know that some kids starve because of this. And it’s not their fault.

Some kids will run up their credit for food because they forget money or sometimes they can’t afford. But one anonymous donor in Mississippi paid the debt for 171 kids in grades K-8.

“An anonymous donor stepped up at the beginning of May and paid off school lunch charges for all the students in the Ocean Springs School District.

Gayle Schultz, the head of child nutrition for the district, was grateful.

“That was really a great big blessing for the parents and the district,” she said.

It’s the first time they’ve had something like that happen.”

You can finish reading this inspiring article here on the Sun Herald’s website.

This just makes my heart happy! No kid should go hungry because they can’t afford lunch, and now, it makes it easier on parents who need their money as well. This reminds me that there are still good people left in this world!

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19 thoughts on “School receives donation for lunch debt for 171 kids. #WATWB

  1. That is a great story. There are so many kind people in the world and they get overshadowed by all the terrible news. Thanks for hosting this wonderful blog fest.
    Fil’s Place

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  2. A very inspirational story indeed. Child hunger is a heartbreaking reality and this generous benefactor deserves our attention and gratitude. Thanks for your part is spreading the word, and for co-hosting this month.

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  3. hilarymb

    Hi Emerald – it’s great the children and parents didn’t need to worry about the debt. But how wonderful that someone local decided that help was required and made a plan … that’s what we need in so many communities around our towns and cities … wonderful to read – cheers Hilary

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