People Taking Action: Dedicated teacher uses his money to feed kids

Brian Sarmiento at Kemps Landing Magnet School seemed puzzled when our cameras showed up in the school’s cafeteria.

Noah, the student who wrote us an email, and a handful of fellow 6th graders started collecting goodies for their teacher. They discovered Mr. Sarmiento was dipping into his own pockets, including getting that part-time job, to make sure he could provide snacks for students participating in after school activities.

They also raised $350 for the teacher's snack fund. It all left Mr. Sarmiento nearly at a loss for words. He was surprised that his “pay it forward message” has already connected with 6th graders.

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