Brooke Thomas Gives Away 1,000 Lunches a Week to Needy Kids
By: Michelle Boudin
Brooke Thomas remembers being just seven while going through the lunch line at Centennial Elementary School in Dade City, Florida, and catching her friends staring at her full tray. "They didn't have money in their account and I felt bad so I bought them food," she tells PEOPLE exclusively. Her mom, Dianna Thomas, had no idea what was going on. "Brooke was going through the lunch money in her account so quickly, quicker than you normally would, so I started asking her what she was buying," Dianna, 42, tells PEOPLE.
"It turned out she was buying food for some of her peers at school," she says. "I realized it was happening on more than one occasion, and that's when we realized the issue with hunger in the area." Read More.