Chobani Yogurt Company Pays Lunch Debt for Warwick, RI School Children

Warwick Public School District told us last week they would stop serving hot lunches to students who have unpaid school lunch balances. People were very disappointed in the schools treating children this way and some took action. Chobani the yogurt brand stepped up to pay off $77,000 worth of student debt. CEO Hamdi Ulukaya hopped on twitter to announce the news. “As a parent, this news breaks my heart,” he wrote. “For every child, access to naturally nutritious and delicious food should be a right, not a privilege. When our children are strong, our families are stronger. And when our families are strong, our communities are stronger. Business can and must do its part to solve the hunger crisis in America and do its part in the communities they call home.” In addition to paying off the debt, Chobani is also donating cups and yogurt to the community in Warwick. There was also a go fund me which has $56,000 from the public.

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