Mentor Helps Students with Lunch


HOUSTON, Texas (WHNT) – Stories are popping up around the nation of schools segregating some students who cannot pay their lunch tab. One man in Texas takes the initiative to help students who are having money problems get a decent meal at school.

We reported this story of a school in Utah that took students’ lunches and threw them away when they could not pay – . Kenny Thompson heard the same story and decided to look into the situation. He saw the same kind of situation happening at Valley Oaks Elementary School where he is a mentor and tutor in Houston, Texas. He felt for the children that got lunches that were not as good as other children’s.

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So he decided to help.

Thompson reached in his own pocket to help pay for the children’s lunches. He gave the school $465 to put toward 60 children’s lunch tabs. The money settled their debt.


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