Angie Vyas-Knight, administrator of the Facebook group "Jupiter Mamas", told CNN she was disgusted by national news about children who could not afford lunch at school. She asked the Palm Beach County School Board for her district statistics.
To spread awareness, she shared the list of nine outstanding debts at lunch at $ 944.34.
Weeks later, the list came to Jupiter's real estate agent, Andrew Levy.
Levy decided he wanted to do something about the list and paid the full balance of all 400 children. He knew that the indebted children would either be without food or simply eat a cheese sandwich.
"I thought this is crazy. Food is something you shouldn't think about. Children shouldn't learn hungry," Levy told CNN. WPEC Affiliate.
But he is not stopping there.
"I'm going to make a GoFundMe page or a fundraising page that can raise money every quarter so that lunch debt never accrues, so kids never have to worry about a hot meal and parents never have to. worry about paying the bill ". he said.
Sharing their little spark of kindness started a fire with those who discovered their personal initiative. More than 200 people offered to help only on their Facebook.
With their help, Levy can begin to face not only Jupiter's lunch debt but also Palm Beach County's largest debt.
A district spokeswoman told CNN that the total school lunch debt was about $ 50,000 to more than 180,000 enrolled students.