If you’re looking to give, pay off a child’s school lunch debt

As we enter into this holiday season, we are all subject to requests for donations of one kind or another; 99.9 percents of these requests are legitimate and deserve our consideration, however we still need to be careful and check out any requests.

I have found one area that does not get a lot of publicity, if any, and that would be the unpaid balances of school lunches for our children. These balances could be unpaid for any number of reasons, but in the end our children should be the main concern. Upon more research and a great conversation with an administration official at the Marysville School District, I was amazed at the amount owing. We all know that if children do not get proper nutrition they do not excel, and our children are our greatest asset and we need to take care of them as best we can.

The thought of any child going hungry is more than I can handle, and I am sure most of you feel the same way. Should you be inclined to want to help the children, call your local school district and find out if they will accept donations to help pay for a child’s lunch? Any donation you make is tax deductible.

It is the season of caring and giving. Maybe, together, we can all make a big difference for our children by ensuring they get those lunches that are so very important for their growth and mind development. Have a great holiday season everyone and thank you for caring.

Cheryl Deckard


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