If you’ve been paying attention to the news the past year or so, you know that school lunch debt is a major issue in schools across the country. It seems unfathomable that kids should have to worry about getting the food they need to give them the energy to get through the school day and learn, but sadly, it’s happening everywhere.
One professional sports team is making a bold pledge that will hopefully encourage other organizations to follow suit and help the many kids in need across the U.S. The Raiders have now planted their flag in Las Vegas, and they decided to make a big splash by pledging to donate $500,000 to Nevada schools to help eliminate school lunch debt across the state.
Raiders owner Mark Davis said, “Today, we want to make a donation to the Nevada Department of Agriculture meal service program, which feeds kids lunch and breakfast at the schools. We are hoping to eliminate the debt that the entire state of Nevada has to do that project, and in that regard, we are donating $500,000 to the program.”
The half-million dollars will be allocated to schools throughout Nevada by the Nevada Community Foundation (NCF), which will partner with schools that participate in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs.
I’d say that’s a great start for a football trying to make a good first impression in a new city and a new state, wouldn’t you? Let’s see more of this, please!