A fourth grade student from Grand Haven, Michigan has started a fundraiser to give her classmates a hot meal at lunch.
Lexi Bergeron, 11, was inspired to help out less fortunate students after she saw a news report on debt in school lunchrooms. According to Fox 17, Lexi discovered her classmates would only get a cheese sandwich instead of a hot meal if there was a debt on their lunch account.
Her mother, Sara Bergeron, said her daughter was deeply affected by the story, and immediately wanted to help.
"She said, 'Well, Mommy, what if I gave my money to help?'" Sara told the Grand Haven Tribune. "I said, 'Honey, that would be a great idea, but how about if we do it for the kids at your school who don’t have lunch?'"
They decided to eliminate the all the lunch debt at Ferry Elementary School, which stood at $188, by creating a fundraiser. Lexi sold homemade fidget strings for $1, and made $11 during the first week.