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John Legend donates $5,000 to Seattle school lunch charity

John Legend has pledged $5,000 (£4,000) to a Seattle, Washington campaign to end school lunch debt.
The R&B singer made the generous donation this weekend (ends28May17) through the website GoFundMe after a concerned parent, named Jeff Lew, launched a fundraiser to alleviate the $21,000 (£16,000) in lunch debt shared by several schools in the city.
“Children need to eat regardless if they have money or not,” Lew wrote on GoFundMe. “As a parent and graduate of the Seattle Public Schools, I am trying to help ease the burden of these families and make sure these children get to eat a nutritious meal each day at school.”
The Grammy-winner, who contributed under his real name John Stephen, has helped the campaign reach $36,000 (£28,000) as of Monday (29May17). The overall goal of the campaign is $40,000 (£31,000). The money will be distributed among 99 Seattle public schools to assure that lunch is provided to all students, even those of limited income.
Lew thanked the All of Me hitmaker via Twitter, prompting John to respond, “My pleasure! We should have free lunch for all our public students!”
Though Legend doesn’t have a direct connection to the city, his wife Chrissy Teigen is from Snohomish, Seattle.

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