Cooke County Texas is a largely rural area; this is our second year to put our values into action by collecting funds to go to our public schools to cover lunchroom debt. 2016 changes in the state regulations meant that children who had been covered by state funds for free lunches suddenly were dropped. Some families, with up to four children in our public schools, were suddenly $90 / year OVER the maximum income allowed for free lunch recipients. 

What we have found is that many of our principles and our superintendents will NOT refuse these children meals.  We support these community heroes.  We set up our donations to cover only those children whose debts will not be paid later  (say when parents receive a twice a year bill on their credit card).  Knowing those children are not really getting "free" meals means more respect for them in the lunch room.  

Join us!!!  Please donate to cover the lunchroom debt of school children in Cooke County, Texas. We donate anonymously --- no politicization of our schools, no photo ops or even announcements in our local papers.  That makes it HARD to make contact with those who share our values and our support for the public school system and its students. 


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    “Last year a local principle contacted us to tell us how much a rather small donation meant. The superintendent of the district has already made it clear that no child would go without lunch and no child would be "shamed" in front of fellow students. He told us that donations such as the one you are considering giving meant "doing the right thing" for students was no longer a burden for the rural school. They still work with local churches and parent groups and groups such as ours to be sure school supplies, and even shoes and coats are available when needed. This small project of local citizens helps to cover one area of need -- then the ISD can focus on other areas.”

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    “Last year a local principle contacted us to tell us how much a rather small donation meant. The superintendent of the district has already made it clear that no child would go without lunch and no child would be "shamed" in front of fellow students. He told us that donations such as the one you are considering giving meant "doing the right thing" for students was no longer a burden for the rural school. They still work with local churches and parent groups and groups such as ours to be sure school supplies, and even shoes and coats are available when needed. This small project of local citizens helps to cover one area of need -- then the ISD can focus on other areas.”