Excerpt from WQAD 8
Written by Lauren Simone
BURLINGTON, Iowa — Parents of 89 students at Grimes Elementary School in Burlington were given a big helping hand from Arrowhead Motel owner Jerry Fenton.
Fenton donated about $700 to the school to cover all overdue lunch balances.
"I find it hard to believe that in this day and age there are kids that go hungry, it's just unfathomable in this day and age," he says.
Fenton originally got the idea to donate to his Alma mater from a Facebook post by a mother in Texas who paid for her son's classmates' lunch fees after finding out his family lost their job.