Grandmother Buys Lunch For Poor Children After School Cuts Discounted Meal Program

Here at Tabooya, we love sharing stories of compassion that reflects the best of the human spirit. So when we came across this story, we knew we had to share it with you.

When Great-grandmother Phyllis Shaughnessy, a retired postmaster and a part-time substitute teacher in Copalis Beach, Washington, learned that the local meal program for low-income students would be cut for the summer, she was dismayed.

During the school year, low-income students can get their lunches through free or discounted meal programs at school.

This year, however, the North Beach School District was forced to cut summer meals when the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) made a change to their grant requiring the meals be served in a single location — a nearly impossible task in a region with a spread out rural population.

Realizing that local low-income families couldn’t afford to fill this gap, Shaughnessy took matters into her own hands and decided to fill the gap herself.

The video below, posted by USA Today, has more on this amazing story of compassion.

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