WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) — An anonymous donor has paid off more than half of a Maine school district’s student lunch debts.
Westbrook Superintendent Peter Lancia said he received a check from the anonymous donor Monday for $10,000, which would erase more than half of the $17,000 owed by families in the district for student lunches. Lancia tells the Portland Press Herald that the donor does not want to be identified and wanted to help families with unpaid accounts.
Lancia says he is not sure how the district will allocate the donation between accounts, but notes it will relieve a significant part of the overall debt.
Lunch at local elementary or middle schools costs approximately $2.30. The $10,000 is equivalent to more than 4,300 meals at that level.
Most Read Nation & World Stories
- Sports on TV & radio: Local listings for Seattle games and events
- Behind Jimmy Carter’s defeat, a clandestine trip and a four-decade secret
- Her mother disappeared. Then her babysitter. A lawman fears she might be next VIEW
- This dress survived for more than 3 centuries at the bottom of the sea
- Meet the raccoon dog, creature that could be behind COVID outbreak
Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com