LunchCounts! No child should be hungry at school!

Friends and donors, please visit my NEW fundraiser at this link - LunchCounts2!  I'm raising funds for Austin and Del Valle students this holiday season and would love your help.

I'm Ben, a 14-year-old student in Austin. I recently learned that about 5,000 students in Austin ISD currently carry a school lunch debt, with the total adding up to $18,500. But YOU can help! When kids are hungry, they don't do as well at school. Being stressed or embarrassed about not having enough money for food is disheartening. I'm sure parents have a lot of worries, and lunch for their kids should not be one of them. I have chosen an Austin ISD high school, middle school, and elementary school to fund this year:  

HS debt: Akins - $1869
MS debt: Paredes - $724
Elementary debt: Blazier - $510

Thank you for your generous donation! All donations will be delivered to the schools in need and applied directly to individual debt. If I'm able to reach my goal this year, I plan on making this an annual fundraiser.

Ben Hofer (14), founder of LunchCounts!, a charitable organization striving to reduce school lunch debt in Austin.


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Organizer and beneficiary

Ben Hofer 
Austin, TX
Kelly Walton 
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