HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- On each school day, kids across the area swipe a card at their cafeteria to pay for one or two meals. This money is deducted from an account used at the school.
If a child shows up with a negative account balance, the school still feeds the student. A negative balance could be because a parent forgot to replenish an account, but sometimes it is because they cannot afford to pay the bill.
In early December, the student accounts at Charles Johnson Elementary School had a total deficit of $296.
CBS 6 gave the school $400 so they would have extra money for the January accounts or a special treat.
Our thanks to Principal Dr. Tracie Daniels, Matthew Franklin, Heather Alvarez, Betty Colby, Carolyn Jones, Lakeisha Gray and Andy Jenks.
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