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.
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.