Thousands of Dollars in Lunch Debt at Area Schools
According to WILX, there are several food assistant programs across the state that are in place to help students who might go hungry otherwise.
Multiple school districts in Mid-Michigan said that they have policies in place where students without lunch or who can't afford one, will not go without food.
But this comes as a literal cost, as many school districts in the area are finding themselves thousands of dollars in debt for school lunches.
Charlotte Food Service say their school lunch debt for the whole district is nearly $8,000.
To help feed students, Charlotte High School recently opened its very own food pantry for students to use in and outside of school.
But despite the growth of the pantry, the student lunch debt remains high. This also goes for the Grand Ledge School District, which has inspired parents to help pitch in.
By the way, a Pennsylvania school district is warning that children could end up in foster care if their parents do not pay overdue school lunch bills.