Utica Man Feeding Students One School at a Time
A Utica man is feeding students one school at a time. Bryan Brockway is paying off lunch debts in central New York.
After reading about children not being able to afford to eat lunch, Brockway decided to step up and do something. "I didn't realize how far in debt some of these schools districts are. One district is $16,000 in debt in negative school lunches alone."
Through family, friends, co-workers and strangers in the community, over $1000 was raised to help feed local children. "We paid off one elementary school so no kid has to worry and that affected over 60 children just in that school."
The school Brockway chose was Gansevoort in Rome. "That school needed it the most. We can't help everybody but one school at a time."
The next school to benefit from Brockway's kindness is his alma mater. "I will be presenting Holland Patent elementary with a check to pay off that school's lunch debt also."
The next project for Brockway is collecting school supplies and book bags for students. "Last year we helped over 70 students with backpacks, sneakers and school supplies throughout the area."
If you want to help you can drop off school supplies at D&D Carpet or Copper City Ultra Lounge on East Dominick Street in Rome from June 1st through August 20th.
McDonald's wants to show Brockway 'Extra Lovin' for his random act of kindness with 2 tickets to FrogFest, June 10th at the Utica Rome Speedway, starring Chris Janson.
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