Kid Crowdfunds To Pay Off Lunch Debt

School kids can be cruel. Now, “lunch shaming” is a thing.

If your child has not paid for her lunches in the past and can’t afford to buy lunch in the school cafeteria, they hand her a jelly sandwich. And the bullies tease.

So, eighth grader Ben Hofer of Austin, Texas, started a crowdfunding campaign called “Lunch Counts” to raise money to extinguish lunch debt of less fortunate students.

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It didn’t make sense to him that the unsold hot meals were being thrown away instead of going to the kids.

Ben has raised $8,215 of his $8,500 goal to pay off student lunch debt at 3 elementary schools.

https://www.gofundme.com/lunchcounts

About JeffKoeppel

I am a corporate/securities attorney in the Washington, DC area. Prior to joining the firm, I was a Senior Attorney Advisor in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. I am a member of the Bars of the States of Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia. You can also follow this blog on LinkedIn at: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jeffrey-a-koeppel/0/63/5a9
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