In the last two weeks, both this blog and the national media have featured a rash of stories about children having their lunches taken away by cafeteria employees due to unpaid lunch balances, and I also told you about a generous Houston school tutor/mentor who recently paid $465 of his own money to clear the debt of over 60 students.
But we all recognize that individual acts of charity, no matter how heart-warming, are not the solution to this problem. Today, school food expert Dana Woldow has a good piece in Beyond Chron explaining the underlying causes of student lunch debt, and offering solid suggestions on how schools can address the issue. Take a look.
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