June 01, 2017 4:00 pm

Grammy-winning artist John Legend recently showed his philanthropic side once again by donating funds to help pay for school lunch debt across Seattle’s public schools.

The singer/songwriter made a donation of $5,000 to a GoFundMe campaign started by Jeff Lew, with a goal to “erase Seattle School lunch debt.”

As The Seattle Times reports, John Legend, real name John Roger Stephens, made the donation over the weekend. Lew, who created the campaign a few weeks ago, told reporters that once he got the notification about the donation, “I went to send a nice thank you message for the generous donation.”

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According to CNN, Lew asked in his email response to the donation, “… are you also known as John Legend?’ Shortly after, Lew got a response from John Legend with a subject line saying “yes it’s me” and “glad you’re doing this.”

The campaign, which has garnered more than $40,000 in 21 days, was created by Lew to eliminate any shame that students might feel over lunch debts. According to The Times report, if a student owes $15 or more for meals, schools provide a modified meal, which many have identified as a way to “shame” students.

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Lew expressed his gratitude on social media for the donation, writing that the Darkness and Light artist “inspires” him.

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The funds collected from the campaign will be distributed among 99 Seattle public schools.