Just one month after Chobani made national headlines for paying off thousands of dollars in unpaid school lunch debt, the yogurt company is repeating their good deed for yet another school district.

Chobani has just announced that they are donating $85,000 to the Twin Falls School District in Idaho as a means of paying off its outstanding cafeteria debts.

The donation will help to wipe out the debts of 900 students with unpaid cafeteria account balances over the course of the last year.

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The company says that they were inspired to pay off the district’s lunch debt since Idaho also happens to be the home of Chobani’s massive yogurt facility – which is reportedly the largest yogurt factory in the world.

Twin Falls School District spokeswoman Eva Craner says that the district has racked up so much debt over the years because their schools will always give away free, healthy meals to their students regardless of their account balance.

She told CNN: “If a student gets in the lunch line and wants lunch, they’ll be fed.”

“From year to year, students often accumulate debt that the district is forced to cover and cannot spend in other ways to improve education,” Craner added in a statement. “Chobani recently learned of the debt owed in its own backyard and wanted to relieve this burden to the community.”

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1 COMMENT

  1. First and foremost, “access to better food” is indeed a privilege, not a right. Nobody has the right to eat at the expense of another, let alone better. You don’t have a right to eat roast beef when all you can afford is bologna. You EARN that. THAT is the American way. Claiming it’s a right to take from one person so that another can eat better is straight up Communism as well as purposefully divisive.

    Chobani’s overt virtue signaling and claimed beliefs smack of Communism. The average income of people living in Twin Falls is about $50,000 ~ well above the poverty level. So why aren’t Twin Falls parents sending their children to school with bagged lunches? Why are their children instead lining up for “free” lunches, when they’re not free at all and in fact are notoriously expensive compared to bagged lunches from home? Especially when they can afford to feed their own children themselves?

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