Volunteer Pays for Full Lunches at Houston School 2/6/14
HOUSTON — A volunteer at a Houston-area elementary school who noticed some students were getting a smaller lunch of cold cheese sandwiches is digging into his own pocket to cover delinquent meal accounts so every child can get the same full lunch tray.
Kenny Thompson is a volunteer tutor and mentor at Valley Oaks Elementary in Houston. He says he asked about the lunch differences after hearing about some Utah students who lost meals because of non-payment.
Thompson told Houston television station KPRC that likely was the reason for smaller meals at his school. He learned more than 60 children were on reduced lunches because parents couldn't afford the 40-cent daily fee.
He provided $465 to eliminate the deficits.
Thompson says children shouldn't have to worry about finances.