MOSES LAKE, Wash.—Dutch Bros. Coffee in Moses Lake held a fundraiser Saturday to build a fund for students denied lunches due to deficient accounts.
KREM 2 News learned about a policy at some schools in Moses Lake that left a number of students hungry in June. Cafeteria workers are instructed to take lunches away from students who owe money according to school officials. The policy left a sixth grader hungry and embarrassed after a cafeteria worker took her meal away from her in front of her friends.
WATCH: Moses Lake sixth grader denied lunch due to deficient account
Dutch Bros. donated $1 from every drink sold Saturday to a back-up fund for students with deficient accounts. The owners said they raised more than $500, which was enough to buy lunch for hundreds of students.