Last year, Marianna qualified for her school's free lunch program. She ate with her friends and went back to class happy and ready to participate. This fall, when her parents completed the application, they were denied. Their income was $112 over the annual limit. We want to cover the lunch debt of children like Marianna.  Will you help? 

While the project was started by a local Democratic group, it is being done anonymously. 

Students need to be able to concentrate on their studies and other school activities -- not how to pay for lunch or for  library fines. Starting in 2017, Texas public schools (K-12) face reduced state funding with the death of HB21, which was not passed when a provision was added, allowing distribution of limited state dollars to private as well as public schools.  (https://www.texastribune.org/2...)

Reduction in funding means some students in our local public schools who once qualified for no-cost lunches no longer do.  However, these students' nutritional and economic situations have not changed. Local groups such as the Kiwanis often donate to cover some of these expenses for students.  Cooke County Democrats are joining in this campaign. 

Help us cover these 2017 costs for our local school districts and our public school students. Become a Christmas Angel and donate to our School Lunch and Library fund.  We are working with Superintendents to give donations where they will best help Cooke County school children (elementary through high school).  

This project needs the modest sum of $2000 to cover most of outstanding costs in our school districts.  These donations to each district will be handled anonymously with the cooperation of the Superintendents, who are guiding the donations. We do not wish to politicize our public schools but to alleviate pressure on students who need this basic financial assistance. 


 


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    “I support Values in Action: Helping Students because I support our local public schools. Students shouldn't have to worry about how their parents will cover their lunch costs; teachers shouldn't have to worry about their students having the basics. Enough small donations will help virtually every ISD in Cooke County Texas!!! I am happy to help!”

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    “I support Values in Action: Helping Students because I support our local public schools. Students shouldn't have to worry about how their parents will cover their lunch costs; teachers shouldn't have to worry about their students having the basics. Enough small donations will help virtually every ISD in Cooke County Texas!!! I am happy to help!”