St. Cloud mom raises funds for school’s lunch debt

Published 10:17 am Friday, January 6, 2017

ST. CLOUD  — A Minnesota mom was surprised it took just an hour on social media to raise hundreds of dollars to pay off student lunch debt at a St. Cloud elementary school.

Sara Greenberg-Hassan began raising money for Madison Elementary School on a crowd-funding website after she attended lunch with her kindergarten son and learned that students receive bag lunches when their accounts are in debt. The bag lunches are generally a sandwich and milk.

“I realized that some kids were getting a different lunch and when I inquired about that, I realized this was a major ongoing issue that was carrying over year-to-year where families couldn’t afford even the reduced lunch rate,” Greenberg-Hassan said.

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