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Va. district to create 'hard times fund' to reduce lunch debt

In an effort to reduce student lunch debt, Staunton City Schools will create a “hard times fund” to help students pay for school meals, reports newsleader.com.

Officials say the decision came after receiving nearly $6,000 in donations from community members, one of which who donated the bulk of the money and requested that a fund be set up to eliminate accrued lunch debt.

The district will use the remaining balance of the donations to kick-start the fund, which asks students to submit a written request for meals they cannot afford.

Read the full story via newsleader.com.

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