Dad starts campaign to end "lunch shaming," erases debt at 99 schools

This dad wanted to end "lunch shaming." So, he started a campaign to help a local school, because "no kid should go hungry." Days later, his small campaign grew beyond anything he had ever imagined...

After reading several gut-wrenching stories about school "lunch shaming," one determined dad went on a mission to ensure every student at his son's school was debt-free.

Seattle parent Jeffery Lew found out the lunch debt at his third-grader's school was $97.10. So, he started a GoFundMe page to find parents willing to help.

Within days, he met his goal. But he didn't want to stop there. 

"If a kid doesn't have enough money or owes money they may not end up getting a complete meal," Lew said. "Kids can be cruel and make fun of them. That can be really harsh on a child. They don't have a concept of what money is. No kid should go hungry because they don't have any money. They should eat the same food their classmates are eating and not get shamed for that."

Any leftover money will go toward other school districts in need, Lew said, explaining that he plans to set up separate funds for each district. 

 
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