Only hours after the official relocation of the football franchise to Nevada, the Las Vegas Raiders decided to help remove the state’s school lunch debt.
The Raiders relocated from Oakland to Las Vegas on the 22nd of January this year and pledged a donation of $500,000 to cease the school lunch debt in the country.
The half a million dollar donation was aimed towards the Department of Agriculture Meal Service program that provides breakfast and lunch in public schools and non-profit charter schools.
Las Vegas Raiders Pledge Half a Million for School Lunch Debt
Besides the money, several members of the team, including Alec Ingold and Darren Waller, spent an entire afternoon distributing lunches at one elementary school.
The owner of the Raiders, Mark Davis, stated that they’re making this donation in hopes of removing the debt of Nevada for this project.
He also noted that they said to the state of Nevada that they’re getting much more than a football team- they’re getting an army- the Raider Nation.
They will work in the community and do their best in making a difference in schools, charities.
What Is the Cause for School Lunch Debts?
School lunch debts happen in schools when the families who don’t qualify for reduced prices or free lunches can’t purchase school meals.
Some schools have refused giving meals to students that haven’t paid their bills whereas others gave cheap lunches to their students like peanut butter and jelly.
Therefore, some states like California passed a legislation so that schools are obliged to feed children, regardless of what’s going on.
The president and CEO of the Nevada Community Foundation noted that they’re proud to work with the Las Vegas Raiders and help put an end to the cumulative school debt for meals.
Everyone from the governor of the state to the Nevada Department of Agriculture expressed their gratitude for this donation and the team’s consideration for their community and their children.
Hopefully, other companies, sports teams, and other altruistic people will get inspired by the move of this football team and invest in their community too, especially in the children and their future.