LAYTON, Utah – A Utah man who grew up eating free- and reduced-lunch at school has donated enough money to pay for more than 5,000 meals for kids with outstanding lunch balances due at schools in the district where he received his education.
Damon Burton now owns website development and marketing companies and was looking for ways to give back and decided to give $2,000 to the Davis School District, the Standard-Examiner newspaper in Ogden reported Sunday.
"I've experienced the big gap, so I understand the value in helping out because I was a direct recipient of that help in my younger years," he said.
Burton, 35, of Layton, said he thought of the idea and started making calls to schools about two months ago.
"It wasn't a strategic thing, it just evolved," he said.