Donations from around the world help the “lunch angel” pay off more past due balances


Last week Kenny Thompson went into the school in Spring Branch ISD in Houston where he mentors several children, and paid off the negative lunch balances. The news story broke on a local channel, KPRC Channel 2, and the public response has been inspiring and humbling.

Since last week he’s received hundreds of donations and has heard several stories of people paying it forward at their local schools, in the Houston area, and as far a North Carolina.

With the donations received, Kenny was able to pay off the negative lunch account balances at five schools Spring Branch ISD in Houston on Monday, enabling 459 students to enjoy a hot lunch instead of cold sandwiches. The total came to $3,338.

Feed the Future Forward is the result of one act of generosity and caring. We are now looking forward to more schools, school districts, and cities around the country. If you want to help you can donate here. If you want to help in your local school district, call them! Let’s rally together and feed the future forward! All for lunch, lunch for all!

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19 thoughts on “Donations from around the world help the “lunch angel” pay off more past due balances

  • Robert Alexander

    What you have done to raise the awareness to this problem has been awesome. You have put the problem in perspective by telling people how important that one meal is to kids and preserving their sense of dignity. I will donate to your efforts and go and talk to my own school and ask if there is a need.

    God bless and please keep up helping those kids and their families.

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    • admin

      Thank you so much for your support! It means the world to be able to continue helping children, and to know that so many great people are reaching out in their cities as well. Bravo!

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    • admin

      Thomas, thank you for your interest in helping support this great cause. We are filing the non-profit application very soon (hopefully tomorrow). We will let everyone know as soon as we have non-profit status!

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      • Lauren Meagher

        Are you friends with Kenny? If so how can I get in touch with him we are friends here in Houston and I don’t have a contact number. I have an Assoc that wants to help.

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        • admin

          Lauren, I am Kenny’s sister 🙂 Ignore the name and picture attached to the admin response. Jon designed the page for us and I haven’t changed it over yet. Anyway, I forwarded this message to him and I am sure he will reach out to you. Thanks for your support!
          Lanise

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  • Guy Hansen

    I am interested in starting a similar effort here in Colorado. After the negative balances are paid, how many lunches do the kids get to ea, or do they just get one until their parents can start paying again?

    Thank you.

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    • admin

      Guy,

      The best answer I can give you is go to the schools near you that you would like to help. Meet with the principal and ask these questions. Thank you for caring and keep in touch. Let us know how things go at your schools. We would love to include your success on our website.

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  • Karen Bacon

    Kenny, Wow, how just one act of kindness has spread like wild fire. We need thousands more just like you. Mentoring too is so critical to young kids, we need more mentors too. I applaud you and everything that you are doing to make a difference in this world. Thank you! Oh and what an example you are to these young kids!

    It is sad today that others have ruined causes like this through fraud, keep the organization transparent so others can see where all the money goes. If you need any help with your organizational documents and 501c3 exemption a local attorney in your area may be willing to do it pro bono, if not, contact me. Thanks again. Never, never, never give up!

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    • admin

      We are amazed at how this one act has caught fire! We are currently working on the 501c3 status and hope to have it filed soon. We are also working to get financials up on the website so everyone can see what we are doing with their donations. We will keep going and helping the children as long and as much as we can. Thank you for your kind words and support!

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    • admin

      Thank you Susan! I cannot tell you how touched everyone involved in this movement is touched by the outpouring of support. It is enabling us to continue to help children, which means everything! Keep spreading the word. Thanks!

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  • Amy Estes

    You see what one wonderful act of kindness resulted in? By you standing up for these children you have inspired so many more to help!! God Bless You Kenny for being a caring soul that wanted these babies to be able to eat…One act and you have caused a movement!! God bless you and he will pay it forward to you in return!!

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  • Vicki Haynes

    A hero!! It is sad so many children go without hot lunches because of a parents inability to pay. Thank you Kenny for starting a Random Act of Kindness that will have a tsunami ripple effect. I would like to continue that ripple effect here in my hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee and into other smaller counties. May I have your blessing to do this in your name and organization?
    Your an angel, and I thank you!
    Victoria Troglen Haynes

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  • Janice McCarter

    Kenny, you have proven to be a genuine caring person who acts on his beliefs and values. You are a wonderful example of caring enough to give. This is a great example of what Jesus Christ meant when He said to feed the hungry, the windows and children. we are looking at the same situation in

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    • Lanise Bailey Post author

      Janice,
      Thank you for your kind words. It is people like you all over the world that are helping me get the word out and continue to help the children! Your support means alot!

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