NUTLEY, NJ - The Washington Post reported this weekend that a Virginia Pastor heard about Liquid Church paying off student lunch debt in Nutley, and led his congregation to do the same.
Hannah Natonson reported that Rev. Andrew Segre of Mount Ararat Church in Virginia "read that the Liquid Church in Nutley, N.J., paid off all the meal debt accrued in that town’s public school system. He asked the room: Could Mount Ararat Baptist Church do the same in Stafford?" According to her report, his church paid meal debt in two districts: "Stafford County Public Schools received about $10,500, eliminating debt at several elementary schools, while Spotsylvania County Public Schools received close to $7,000, wiping out balances across the district."
The WAPO article states that "Though the National School Lunch Program allows some students to access free or reduced-price meals, many families who barely fail to qualify for federal aid still struggle to pay for school breakfast and lunch five days a week, experts said."
Editor's Note: TAPinto Nutley published Liquid Church Wipes Out Student Lunch Debt in Nutley Public Schools on Oct. 29, 2019. TAPinto Nutley was the only news organization to attend the Oct. 28 Nutley Board of Education meeting where Business Administrator Karen Yeamans announced Liquid Church's donation to the district.
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