Late last month, there was a story about an elementary school in Utah that threw out 40 lunches because the kids' parents owed money on their meal plans. And the story inspired one man to do something GREAT.
52-year-old Kenny Thompson has been a tutor and mentor at an elementary school in Houston for about 10 years. And when he heard about the school in Utah, he decided to see if there was a similar situation at his school. And sure enough, there was.
It turned out more than 60 kids were getting cheese sandwiches or peanut butter and jelly instead of HOT lunches every day, because their parents couldn't afford them.
And even though he's not "rich" by any means, Kenny decided to throw down $465 to cover ALL of the delinquent meal plans.
And one of the kids actually broke down in TEARS when they found out. It turned out they'd been pretending they weren't hungry and completely SKIPPING lunch each day, because they were too embarrassed to let their friends know they couldn't afford it.
And apparently the act of kindness is inspiring people, because at least one person has already talked to the school board about doing the same thing for another school. And Kenny is ALSO planning to do it again at some point. (KPRC / Today)