Masonic Lodge pays meal debt for Lincoln elementary students
The schools (Belmont, Roper, and Norwood Park) had among the top four highest student meal debts among elementary schools.
Lancaster Masonic Lodge No. 54 in Lincoln on Monday paid the student meal debt for three elementary schools.
The schools (Belmont, Roper, and Norwood Park) had among the top four highest student meal debts among elementary schools. The total donation was $5,500.
Matt Zier, the Worshipful Master of Lancaster Lodge, said during this time of a national health crisis, these families are “most likely to experience the ill effects of lay offs and lost income.”
“The donations take on more worry off their plates,” Zier said.
Zier experienced similar challenges when his daughters were in elementary school, which he says influenced him to ask his lodge to help families with the costs.
Total LPS student meal debt was roughly $80,000 before the donations.
Zier encourages other organizations to unite behind these families now experiencing duress by also donating to the Lincoln Public School Foundation to pay off student meal debts in local schools.