"The fact that this is a gift given to every student, with no strings attached, embodies the free and unmerited grace we have all received and is the foundation of our Christian faith."
This year is theCovenant Presbyterian Church of Austin, Texas, which will settle the canteen debts of the entire district until the end of the year.
“What we finally came to was that feeding kids should never be a problem for a school district or a family,” says Mission Director Whitney Bell.
The church will therefore send 24 dollars to the school district, or nearly 000 euros, which will cover the debts accumulated since the beginning of the year, but also those to come in recent months.
"Our hope is to fill a gap that others haven't been able to fill, that children have one less thing to worry about," continued Whitney Bell before adding, "it really is such a way tangible to be God's love letter to the city of Austin. We are truly thrilled to love and serve families in this way."
The pastor of the church is proud of such an initiative.
“The idea that a child could be prevented from fully participating in their school because of the debt they accumulate while eating lunch should disturb us. I am proud that we are working to close this gap.”
For him, “the fact that it is a gift given to every student, without any condition, embodies the free and unmerited grace that we have all received and constitutes the foundation of our Christian faith”.