And the true humanity of man rears its head... Along with some brains... This will restore anyone's faith in humanity.
Kenny Thompson, a tutor at a Houston school, took $465 of his own money and paid off the account balances of 60 kids. "They don't need to be worried about finances," he said. "They need to be worried about what grade they got in spelling."
It would be nice if they could find a better way to make sure kids are fed all the time but short of people just doing this or funding programs to feed kids (like the backpack for the weekend programs), I'm not sure how to do it. Maybe when I win the lottery....(I wish)
I looked the school district up because he mentioned that that might be the only meal of the day for those kids and I know that Houston ISD gives free breakfast to all the kids. The school district feeds all kids, regardless of income levels for free. But thi school was in Spring Branch ISD so I guess they don't.
My kids's last two school districts also had that breakfast program because the belief is that it's important for kids to eat breakfast. So many other school districts around here do this but not all. I guess. And they were not a wealthy school district either like HISD
Does anyone else know if other schools across the US have this breakfast program? I'm talking about a school provided totally free-to-every-child breakfast meal.
Edited by Tricia, 07 February 2014 - 08:35 AM.