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Effort raises about $6K to pay off student lunch debt


December 25, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Springfield woman has raised thousands of dollars to pay off student lunch debts after a woman in her area sought help on a neighborhood app.

The Springfield News-Leader reports that Molly McKinney says that when the woman asked on the app if anyone knew of any agencies offering help to pay off her children's $60 lunch debt, she went ahead and paid the bill herself. She also found out that other people owed hundreds of dollars.

She started a Facebook page with a Paypal account to pay off debt from around the district. As of Monday, she'd raised around $6,000....

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