Florida Students Start Lunch Club So No One Has to Eat Alone

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Lunch can be a tough time of day at school if you're sitting by yourself, but one group of students at a Florida high school is aiming to make sure that doesn't happen.

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Boca Raton Community High School student Denis Estimon started a lunch club called “We Dine Together" as a way to make sure no student has to eat by themselves.

“It’s not a good feeling, like you’re by yourself. And that’s something that I don’t want anybody to go through,” he told CBS News. Estimon, a Haitian immigrant, shared that he felt isolated when he arrived in first grade and had to eat alone.

“To me it’s like, if we don’t try to go make that change, who’s going to do it?” he said.

So Estimon and a group of friends started the club, and head into the courtyard at lunchtime to offer some company to students to might need it. 

Club member Allie Sealy has had firsthand experience with being the new kid in school, explaining that she really appreciates and understands the club's goal.

“I went from a school where I always had friends — to coming to where I had nobody,” she said. “It just seems really unfair. It’s honestly an issue. Meeting someone who actually cares and listens to what you have to say, really makes a difference. And that can happen at lunch, that can happen at our club. It’s going to make a difference."

Estimon and other club members are now trying to open chapters of We Dine Together at schools around the country, and we think that's a great thing.

H/T: Twitter / J. Walker

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