Credit union's donation will help local families pay down their lunch debts
First Alliance Credit Union is donating $8,500 to help students and families at Rochester Public Schools pay down delinquent lunch accounts.
“Our goal as a credit union is to give back to the community that supports us,” said Michael Rosek, First Alliance’s president and CEO. “Helping families who are struggling financially is where we believe we can make the greatest impact.”
The funds will be used exclusively to assist families who qualify for reduced price lunches, yet are struggling to pay back the remaining balances.
Rochester Public Schools estimates that about a quarter of the negative balances owed originate from students already receiving reduced price lunches. District-wide, approximately 35 percent of families quality for free and reduced price meals, according to a news release.
“Partnerships are essential to achieving our vision for student success,” said Superintendent Michael Muñoz. “Rochester Public Schools expresses sincere gratitude for our generous community partner, First Alliance Credit Union.”
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