Last week, a Utah school made national headlines because over thirty students saw their lunch thrown away before they could eat. The reason? The students owed debts to the cafeteria. Houston, Texas resident Kenny Thompson saw the story, and wondered if that could be a problem in his community. Thompson learned that some students at Valley Oaks Elementary School were being given cheese sandwiches instead of a hot lunch because they had outstanding debts to the cafeteria. He tells Houston TV station KPRC:
I’m like, ‘Wow. 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.