Parents set up fund so kids don't miss lunch at school

February 18, 2019 - 6:38 am
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Leavenworth County, KS - Parents in the small Easton School District, student population 620,  are contributing to a lunch fund to ensure no child goes without. 

Ellen Harper tsays she started the fund after her son told her a fellow student at Pleasant Ridge High School would miss lunch on multiple occasions.

"He went and sat with him and talked to him," Harper said. "They could discuss things and they got to know each other."

Harper's son wanted to do something, so she decided to pay for the other boy's lunches. 

"We as parents have gone through hard times, and when these boys know what it's like to have been through the hard times, they step up and see others they want to help," Harper said.

The gesture did not end with one needy student.

The district has now set up a fund that allows anyone to contribute to help cover lunch fees.

Twelve students are currently receiving lunches, paid for by their kind-hearted neighbors.

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