PALM BEACH (CBSMiami) – A real estate agent took it upon himself to buy off all the outstanding school lunch debt in Jupiter.
When Andrew Levy learned that $944.34 was the total outstanding lunch debt for all nine Jupiter area schools, he decided it was a small price to pay to make a big difference in a life of a child.
“I went in there and I said ‘I want to pay off the lunch debt’,” he said.
Levy is a real estate agent in Palm Beach Gardens, but the majority of his business is conducted in the Jupiter area, and he says he quickly fell in love with the community when he moved to South Florida five years ago.
Levy said when he learned that more than 400 kids in his community couldn’t get a full meal in their school cafeterias, he felt he had to take action.
“These children that were in debt were going to either not eat or they would get just cheese sandwiches and I thought that’s crazy,” he said. “I thought you know something? If for a modest sum I could make that change, I’m gonna do it.”
Article URL: https://miami.cbslocal.com/2019/10/14/florida-man-pays-school-lunch-debt/