Kenny Thompson is known as a mentor and tutor to students at Valley Oaks Elementary School in Houston, Texas. But Thompson is also gaining national recognition for going above and beyond the call of duty.
The volunteer learned that more than 60 students with delinquent meal accounts were receiving smaller lunches of cold cheese sandwiches. Upset, he wiped away their negative balances with $465 of his own money.
Thompson has worked with the school for 10 years. He told a local TV station that he would not have thought to check for these negative balances until he read a story about a school in Utah . Uintah Elementary School in Salt Lake City found itself in the headlines last month for throwing away the lunches of students whose meal payments were delinquent. Parents and politicians alike took to the airwaves and social networks in outrage.
"They don't need to be worried about finances," Thompson said to NBC affiliate KPRC TV about the elementary schoolchildren. "They need to beRead More »from Tutor Pays Off Lunch Balances for Dozens of Students to Have Full Meal