BURLINGTON, Iowa – Parents of 89 students don’t have to worry about their child’s overdue lunch balances thanks to the kindness of a stranger.
Jerry Fenton, a motel owner in Burlington, Iowa, donated about $700 to Grimes Elementary, his former school, to cover all overdue lunch balances there.
“I find it hard to believe that in this day and age there are kids that go hungry. It’s just unfathomable in this day and age,” Fenton told WQAD.
The outstanding balance was $458, so his donation will help cover future overdue balances, as well.
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