Once Again, Loudoun's Generosity Shines Through - School Meal Debt Paid Off

Pleased to report that with a very generous donation from the Three Mustard Seeds Foundation and the efforts at several schools to pay off their own school meal debt, we have reached our goal of eliminating school meal debt for this school year. As always, a pleasure to work with the Loudoun Education Foundation and LCPS Nutrition Services.

Simply said, thank you to all for your generosity.

Here is body of press release from the Loudoun Education Foundation with some of the details as to this year's effort.



The Loudoun Community, led by Bob Lazaro and Julia Humphries, raised $20,071 to support paying off the meal debt for Loudoun County Public Schools. This is the second year that the community has come together to help the families of Loudoun County Public Schools and has successfully met their fundraising goal.

 “Last school year the Loudoun community helped to cover the meal debt at 33 LCPS schools which assisted 1,087 students. We know the funds raised this year will only continue to support more students and schools in Loudoun,” reported Dawn Meyer, Executive Director of the Loudoun Education Foundation. “The Loudoun Education Foundation was happy to partner with our community and Loudoun County Public Schools for this important cause.”

Bob Lazaro, former Purcellville mayor, stated about this campaign, “What better way for residents and business owners to share their good fortune with those who are unable to pay for their own breakfast or lunch. And, we all know how important good nutrition is to students being able to give their best academically.”

The Loudoun Education Foundation received almost 100 donations generally ranging from $5 to $1,000 in support of this campaign. A leadership gift on behalf of the Three Mustard Seeds Foundation for $10,500 helped to push the group over the original $20,000 goal.

The Meal Debt campaign will wrap-up at the end of April. The Loudoun Education Foundation will continue to collect tax-deductible donations to support eliminating the meal debt and any additional funds raised will go towards paying off next school year’s meal debt. To donate online, please add “school meal donation” to the comments section.


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