Anonymous Donor Steps in to Pay For Meals For Claremont Students

Nov 8, 2018

Credit Britta Greene / New Hampshire Public Radio

The Claremont schools have accepted an anonymous donation of nearly $30,000 to cover the district’s student lunch debt.

School administrators had proposed hiring a collection agency to recover fees from parents earlier this year.

While the donation is greatly appreciated, it's not a long-term solution to the problem, said Mike O’Neill, director of business and finance with SAU6.

Many local families qualify for the free or reducee-price lunch program, he said, but they don’t apply.