Man pays for 60 children’s school lunch account balances

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HOUSTON, TX – Last week, dozens of children at Utah elementary school had their lunch trays snatched away from them before they could take a bite. Workers at the Elementary School removed the already-served food because some students had negative balances in the accounts used to pay for lunches.

Kenny Thompson didn’t want to see that repeated at Houston’s Valley Oaks Elementary School. KPRC reports that on Monday, the longtime mentor and tutor paid off the negative lunch account balances of more than 60 students.

Thompson told KPRC, “I know that’s probably a situation at my school, and the school my son goes to, and the other schools I mentor at. So I came in and inquired about it.”

He didn’t just inquire. He handed over $465 of his own money to zero out the accounts of the children who were potentially affected – many of whom were already on reduced lunch that cost just 40 cents a day.


  • CW Miller

    hard to believe that a parent cannot give their kid 40 cents a day for lunch..I thought there was something that they gave the kids when they didn't present lunch money, called a "set-up", which was a milk and like a sandwich. I guess not all schools provide that!

  • lisa

    as hard as it is to belive some parents who are struggling cant but i telll u im old school if u threw my kids lunch away id be in ur face my son is adhd and takes adderrall i struggle i have a good relation ship with his school and do everything i can to help out but there r somethings i draw the line on and u wouldnt wanna see me commin if that happined to my son

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