SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP -- Hefty cafeteria debt can add up for many families whose children buy lunch at school, just ask Principal Gail Kulick at Resica Elementary School near East Stroudsburg.
"I have families up to $40 and $50, so imagine that times some of, a lot of the other schools together," said Kulick.
But after a random act of kindness from a local contractor in East Stroudsburg, a lot of lunch debt has disappeared.
Brian Winot, president of Northeast Site Contractors, paid off all school lunch debt at every Monroe County elementary school.
"I remember being a young parent. That's why we specifically chose elementary school because it's typically younger parents, younger families just starting out and things happen, especially around the holidays," said Winot.
Just about $4,000 in total was handed out.
Winot, with the help of State Representative Rosemary Brown, stopped by several elementary schools to hand deliver the good news.
"We need more random acts of kindness, and there's a lot of good people doing a lot of good things but I think you can't help but smile," said State Rep. Rosemary Brown, (R) 189th Legislative District.
Resica Elementary School is one of 14 other elementary schools in Monroe County that will be receiving one of the checks. The principal is very grateful for what the contracting company has done.
"That money adds up and when it comes to being able to feed your children, a lot of people depend on the schools," said Kulick.
"It's just a good feeling to be able to do it. We have been very fortunate and feel very important about taking care of a community that takes care of us," said Winot.
Winot hopes to continue his random acts of kindness for many years to come, hoping to brighten up the days of those who need it most during the holidays.