Anonymous donor covers most of NH school district's lunch debt

CLAREMONT, N.H. (AP) A New Hampshire school district says an anonymous donor has contributed nearly $30,000 to cover unpaid student lunch bills.

Last month, the Claremont School Board discussed how to act on the more than $32,000 owed to the district's food program. The board agreed debts below $20 should be forgiven, which would write off about $5,000. It also had contemplated hiring a collection agency to manage the lunch debts.

The anonymous donor came forward soon afterward, joined by many other members of the community who have made contributions.

Interim Superintendent Keith Pfeifer thanks all of the donors for their caring and generosity.

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