Faced with Bad Weather, Alabama School Bus Driver Buys Breakfast for All

Many of the students get their meals at school, and would have missed the most important one of the day.

By Ethan L. Johns
December 20, 2018

It’s the holiday season and the spirit of giving is strong.

That spirit was especially strong for Wayne Price—a school bus driver for Montevallo Elementary School in Montevallo, Alabama—who stepped in to buy breakfast for all 50 of his young passengers on a day when they might have otherwise gone hungry.

One might think that students would have been jumping for joy when Shelby County, Alabama, announced a two-hour delayed opening for its schools on December 11th. But, according to Today Food, 75 percent of children in the school district are signed up for the National School Lunch Program, which provides breakfast and lunch to children from low-income families. That means no breakfast on delayed opening days.

Aware of this fact, Price popped in at his local McDonald’s and picked up sausage McMuffins and biscuits for all of his kids.

“When I got to McDonald's, I asked the manager, ‘Can you turn around 50 biscuits in 15 minutes and can you give me as good of a deal as possible?,’” Price told Today Food. “He gave me a dollar deal and we just turned it around.”

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Price is a youth minister, in addition to being a bus driver, and told Today Food that his acts of kindness were “driven by faith and Christ.”

The national media since caught on to the story, after Montevallo Elementary School posted about it on its Facebook page.

Turns out there is still hope left to be had for the world.

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About Ethan L. Johns

Ethan is the Food News Writer at Genius Kitchen. An expert on the Parisian bistrot, he likes bitters and salted butters, and is no fan of dessert unless it's made with fruit. His hobbies include reading up on the history of borscht and attempting to roll perfect couscous by hand. Twits & Instagram @EthanLJohns