Today, GoFundMe is releasing a new centralized location for all campaigns helping to eliminate lunch debt in our communities. We want to make it as easy as possible for GoFundMe donors to support to an existing campaign or to create a new campaign to eliminate lunch debt. To view the campaigns, please visit: https://pages.gofundme.com/lunchdebt/
This movement to end school lunch debt started late last year, but truly started gaining steam in May, thanks to the actions of Seattle father Jeff Lew, who has so far raised nearly $100,000 to erase lunch debt in his community’s school districts. Many campaign organizers on GoFundMe have been inspired by Mr. Lew and news stories, and together they’re continuing to work to improve the school lunch experience for all American children.
Notable Lunch Debt Campaigns
NO LUNCH MONEY – Phoenix, AZ ($5,030 raised)
No School Lunch Debt in MPUSD – Monterey, CA ($3,230)
What’s for lunch? Not much. – Littleton, CO ($17,632)
Students lunch debt – Rossville, GA ($5,055)
School Lunch Relief Program – Perry, KS ($2,007)
Help Kids In Need Eat Lunch – Portland, OR ($28,209)
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