Student Lunch Debt Project

After seeing a stranger pay off people's layaways at the holiday, I wanted to do something impactful for my own community so I turned to my local school districts student lunch debt. It turns out they had a balance of $232,000 that has accrued over a couple of years.

Since that time, I have raised $48,000 to make a dent in this big bill.

Because I live in Boulder, there is a common misperception that everyone is flush with cash. In fact, we have many working poor and our poverty line rate rests near 20% in the county.

Due to the overwhelming success of this initiative combined with the need for a less cumbersome way to give, I have started this go fund me as a way for people to easily give $4 or more.

Many of you have written to me and asked how I got started, here are some additional links that chart my progress:

https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Living/mom-starts-campaign-pay-off-232000-school-lunch/story?id=60137357

https://denver.cbslocal.com/video/4033623-rachael-ray-helps-kate-lacroixs-campaign-to-eliminate-school-lunch-debt-in-boulder-valley-school-district/

http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-county-schools/ci_32462984/boulder-moms-school-lunch-debt-campaign-nearing-50

https://patch.com/colorado/boulder/boulder-moms-school-lunch-debt-campaign-nears-50k-donations

https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/boulder-mother-tackles-school-lunch-debt-in-her-childrens-district-gains-national-attention

https://kdvr.com/2019/01/02/boulder-moms-rally-to-help-pay-off-countys-school-lunch-debt/

Finally, please know my own 501c3 is in the works and I have plans for a larger initiative that will make the national case that all school lunch should be free. We nourish kid's minds for free, why not their bodies?

Thank you all!

Kate

Donations (0)

  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 5 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $400 
    • 5 mos
  • Elizabeth Alexander 
    • $505 
    • 6 mos
  • Lee Goodfriend 
    • $50 
    • 6 mos
  • Chris Thatcher  
    • $100 
    • 6 mos

Organizer 

Katherine Lacroix 
Organizer
Boulder, CO
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