When Andrew Levy learned that over 400 kids in his community couldn’t get a full meal in their school cafeterias, he felt he had to take action.
Levy is a real estate agent in Palm Beach Gardens, but the majority of his business is conducted in the Jupiter area. Besides the business, Levy has no obvious connection to the Jupiter area.
But when Levy found out that hundreds of kids in the area did not have access to a proper lunch, he met with the district and paid off the outstanding debt in all nine Jupiter public schools.
The total came to $944.34.
“These children that were in debt were going to either not eat or they would get just cheese sandwiches and I thought that’s crazy,” he said. “I thought you know something? If for a modest sum I could make that change, I’m gonna do it.”
And he’s not stopping here.
“Every quarter, I’m going to do either a GoFundMe page or a fundraising page that can raise money every quarter, so lunch debt never accumulates so that children never have to worry about a hot meal and parents never have to worry about paying the bill,” he told CBS 12 News.