D211 Post: Donor’s Generosity Feeds Giving


The High School District 211 Foundation recently received a donation of more than $1,000 from a generous individual to pay for 10 students to receive breakfast and lunch for the upcoming semester. The funds will also remove lunch debt accrued last semester.

As word of this donor’s generosity spread, the District 211 Foundation began receiving additional donations to pay for reduced-price meals.  Thirty-five percent of District 211 students qualify for the national meals program. Depending on a number of criteria, students qualify for either free or reduced-price meals. Some families who qualify for reduced-price meals have difficulty paying the 70 cents per day for a healthy breakfast and lunch.

During this season of giving, those wishing to make a donation to help offset meal costs for students in need can do so through the District 211 Foundation.  A donation of $63 provides breakfast and lunch for one student for the full semester.    Donations to pay for student meals  make an immediate impact and can be made online by visiting the Foundation’s website at www.d211foundation.org/donate, or by sending a check in care of the District 211 Foundation to 1750 S. Roselle Road, Palatine, IL 60067-7336 (be sure to note Student Reduced-Price Meals on the memo line).