This Christmas season the Chariton Community School District had an anonymous donor along with an organization that has donated money to our district’s Angel Fund. The district also had many parents who no longer have students in the district donate money left in their children’s meal account to the Angel Fund.

From these donations the school has been able to pay off all student’s meal debt as of Dec. 20, 2019, which totaled over $1,300. “We are so thankful for these generous donations and support of the Chariton Community Schools meal program, and we hope it can be an inspiration to others,” said Peggy White, Administrative Assistant, Superintendent’s Office.

“As school nutrition professionals we are passionate about ensuring students have access to healthy school meals,” said Becca Bittner, school nutritionist. “We never want to see a child go hungry or feel any shame during mealtime, so in our district no child will ever go hungry. We feed all children in our district regardless of their meal debt. We work hard to connect all struggling families with meal assistance, so no student has to go hungry during the school day.” Bittner added, “Meal benefits can be applied for at any time during the school year for families that need help.”

If you would like to pay it forward and make a donation to the Angel Fund, you can make checks payable to CCSD Angel Fund: PO Box 737, Chariton IA 50049 or drop off your donation at any school office.

Read the December 31, 2019 edition of the Chariton Leader for the rest of the story.

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