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Warrenton Woman Pays School Lunch Debt for Fauquier Families in Need

Fauquier Excellence In Education Foundation and Fauquier County Public Schools are proud to announce that a generous $10,000 donation from Ms. Ann Anderson will pay off school lunch debt for Fauquier County public school students in need.  Ms. Anderson's gift will directly impact those families who have qualified for reduced lunch or have shown that they are unable to pay. 

"When Fauquier County Public Schools made the decision a couple of years ago to end the practice of 'lunch shaming,' we knew we'd need people like Ann Anderson to support this decision," said Superintendent Dr. David Jeck. "A very special 'thank you' to Ms. Anderson for helping to ensure that every child receives a complete and nutritious meal every day."

Currently, the overall Fauquier County Public School lunch debt is near $58,000, but those numbers ebb and flow as parents reconcile their accounts. The Fauquier County Public Schools nutrition program is self-sustaining, funded through federal reimbursements and sales revenue.

Parents are encouraged to contact their child's school nutrition office to pay off any debt owed. If you are a family experiencing financial hardship, even if only temporarily, or were denied benefits previously and your income has decreased, you may apply for school meal benefits by calling the school nutrition central office at 540-422-7221.

"Due to Ms. Anderson's kindness and generosity, a great weight has been lifted for some families this holiday season," said Stacie Griffin, Chairman of the Fauquier Excellence in Education Foundation. "Thank you to Ms. Anderson and the many angels making a difference every day in our schools and in the community."

The Fauquier Excellence in Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to creating, enriching and expanding education opportunities for Fauquier County Public Schools.

If you would like to make a year-end donation to help with school lunch debt or other school programs, visit www.fauquiereie.org.