(WJAR) Thousands of students in Warwick, Rhode Island schools might lose their lunch choice because they are behind on payments.
While they owe the district money for lunch, school officials have turned down a big donation from a business owner that would have helped pay off any overdue bills.
“Everything that I said got shut down,” Angelica Penta says. “Every idea I had got shut down.”
Penta, who owns Mike and Gel’s Pizza in Warwick, as well as Gel’s Kitchen in West Warwick, said she tried to donate $4,000 to help pay off student lunch debts.
But the Warwick School Department said it doesn’t want the money and issued a statement explaining why.
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