Recently there was a huge scandal at an Elementary school in Utah where the half-eaten lunches of students with overdue payments on their lunch accounts were thrown out by staff. After hearing about this shocking story a tutor named Kenny Thompson at the Valley Oaks Elementary school in Houston, Texas decided to do something about this pressing widespread issue.
The honorable man decided to pay the delinquent lunch balances of 60 school kids with his own money. He used about $465 and was able to provide high-quality lunch for many children whose parents were struggling to get by. According to Thompson, children should not be bothered by financial issues but what grade they’ll get on the next spelling exam. What is even more worrying is that many kids just skip lunch in order to avoid being embarrassed. It’s a well know fact that proper nutrition is closely connected to performance in class and this is why Thompson decided to act.
Kenny Thompson believes he had made a difference and inspired many others to help out solve the lunch problem.