I was just reading a Dear Abby article and the writer was appalled at learning that a neighbor's children didn't have the money for school lunches. This neighbor's husband was serving his country overseas in the military and his family didn't qualify for free school lunches.
So she went to the school and paid for school lunches for the rest of the year for that family of 3 kids.
Dear Abby suggested a fund could be set up at the school for this if it is needed. Just a thought.