Student starts GoFundMe to pay off the lunch debts of classmates

Hey it’s Scott Alan,

I think this kid is going to do great things in life!

An eighth-grader raised $8,000 to pay off the lunch debts of some of the other students in his school district.  Ben Hofer of Austin, Texas started an initiative last month called Lunch Counts on GoFundMe.  He took an interest upon learning of school lunch debt and “lunch shaming” that apparently goes on nowadays.

The original goal was to raise $3,200 but he quickly doubled that.

A future activist? Well done, Ben!


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