SDUSD partners with American Idol star, program to ease student meal debt

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A project started by two Florida teenagers — with the help of musicians —  made its way to San Diego Friday to help the San Diego Unified School District raise funds for student lunch debt.

The Lunch Fairy, started by high-schoolers Christian Cordon-Cano and Bernardo Hasbachis, is touring around the country with musicians to raise money to help pay off meal debts accumulated by students who may not be able to afford meals.

Students and families can attend a free mini-concert at Allied Gardens Park & Recreation Center at noon Friday hosted by SDUSD and The Lunch Fairy. American Idol alum Dalton Rapattoni, musical group The House On Cliff, and musician Lauren Carnahan will perform. A free barbeque lunch will be provided.

SDUSD offers meals at reduced prices, and in some cases free, to students who qualify as part of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs, SDUSD said. The partnership with The Lunch Fairy will also assist students who do not qualify for reduced-price meals but are in need of assistance, according to the district. 

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