Sunday, November 4, 2018

Community stepped up after disabled veteran couldn't pay school lunch bills

Indiana veteran receives outpouring of support after facing collection agency over kids' lunch money

RTV ABC 6 News
Rafael Sanchez
Nov 1, 2018

SHELBYVILLE, Ind. -- A local veteran who was facing a collection agency over unpaid school lunches says he’s thankful for all of the help he’s received since his story first aired on RTV6 back in September.

George White says people and other veterans from across the country have come to his assistance when he thought he was alone in dealing with a persistent debt collector. An anonymous person has also paid off the entire $562.61 school lunch bill that White owed to Shelbyville Central schools for his children’s lunches.

Because of his financial situation, White says his children have always qualified for free lunches. He said he thought they had turned in the necessary paperwork in time this year, but he somehow ended up with a large bill because his kids were not receiving free lunch.
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