Chobani Yogurt Company Steps Up To Pay Off Warwick RI School Lunch Debt

Chobani Greek yogurt has stepped in along with other donors to help alleviate the school district of Warwick Rhode Island lunch school debt.

Warwick Public School caused an uproar earlier this week when it announced that any students who had unpaid balances on their lunch accounts would receive a sunflower seed butter and jelly sandwich until their balance was paid.

Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya said he and everyone at the company was heartbroken by Warwick Public School's lunch money policy. Ulukaya tweeted that "every child should have access to natural, nutritious & delicious food, so @Chobani is doing our small part to help pay this debt." Ulukaya's Greek yogurt company, which is headquartered in New Berlin, New York, stands by hiring refugees to help underprivileged people in the area. "Business must do its part.. our responsibility as members of community. who will join us?" the CEO tweeted.

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