Updated: 02/06/2014 1:49 PM |
Created: 02/06/2014 1:48 PM
By: Keith Garvin, KPRC
(KPRC) In his 10 years as a mentor and tutor, a local man has always done his best to meet the needs of the students in his life.
That's exactly what Kenny Thompson did Monday when he learned that some children at Houston's Valley Oaks Elementary School who had negative balances on their lunch accounts were receiving different lunches than the other kids: cold cheese sandwiches instead a full tray of food.
He was spurred to take action after hearing last week that dozens of Utah students, whose accounts were delinquent, had their lunches taken and thrown away.
He not only inquired about it, Thompson learned that many of the kids were already on reduced lunch. Children whose parents couldn't afford the meals that cost just 40 cents a day. He took $465 of his own money and zeroed out the delinquent accounts of more than 60 kids.
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