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Students' meals were thrown away over a lunch debt. People donated more than $22,000 to pay it off

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100's donated to pay off lunch debts at a Minnesota school after hearing that students' hot meals were thrown away. 40 students at Richfield High School had a lunch balance of $15, had their lunches thrown away November 11. A video surfaced on social media of lunches being tossed; the community responded angrily. The district apologized and asked people to donate.

75% of US school districts report student meal debt. Here's what they're doing to combat the proble m. People donated more than $22,800, the district told CNN on Tuesday. 

A local church, Passion Church, also pledged $10,000 in donations over 1 year, the district confirmed. That brings the pledged amount up to more than $32,000.

    'My question is, how can a church like ours, who says they love God, stand by and let this happen?' Passion Church lead pastor said in a video. 'That's why we want to do something about it.'

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