College Students Donate Meal Plan Swipes to Local School District

Students at the Galesburg (IL) School District received free daily lunches over the winter break thanks to students at Knox College who donated nearly 1,600 meal plan swipes for the cause, reports [2] the local WGIL radio station. The lunch swipe donations were made to the Lunch Spot program, a local community volunteer effort formed to make sure local students have midday meals during the extended 2010-11 school year winter break.

Knox College students would have lost the meal swipes at the end of the fall semester, so this was a way to see that they went to a worthy cause instead, say school officials who helped promote the initiative. The swipes helped pay for purchases of items like peanut butter, cheese and juices that were served daily over the break at the Knox County Academy.