73-year-old woman spent her summer bringing lunch to low-income kids

Phyllis Shaughnessy, a 73-year-old retired great-grandmother spent every weekday of her summer giving lunches to low income kids in Grays Harbor County, Washington.

King 5 reported that Shaughnessy committed to doing this because she didn't want kids to miss out on free or reduced meals just because school wasn't in session.

She started the program called Green Lantern Lunches in response to a change in a grant that had previously served summer lunches for qualified students.

Shaughnessy decided to take matters into her own hands, along with a group of volunteers, making more than 200 lunches per day, bringing food directly to low income students on Monday through Friday. The group gathers at the Green Lantern Pub -- a local restaurant that kindly lends their kitchen to the team.

The group successfully delivered more than 7,000 meals total in this summer alone.

See the video below for more information about food for low income children and families:

Lack of Healthy Food Options in Low-Income Areas

More from AOL.com:
Mother's 'Autistic Child' sticker causes backlash
Kale is making a lot of people very sick
How one man is changing music festivals

Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.