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Claysburg Education Foundation Pays off Student Lunch Debts


January 2, 2020

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The Claysburg Education Foundation has provided funding for STEM programs at Claysburg-Kimmel. The foundation also paid off approximately 100 student lunch accounts so kids can have a fresh start entering the second half of the school year.

More than 11 million children, about one out of every seven living in the United States, lives with hunger.

Often, a school lunch may be the only meal such a child receives on any given day, which can lead to another problem – not being able to pay for lunch. That then leads to an increasing lunch account that places an even greater burden on their already financially strapped parents.

During the first half of this school year, Claysburg-Kimmel had approximately 100 students delinquent on their lunch accounts, totaling about $1,100.

A spur-of-the-moment decision by the Claysburg Educatio...

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