Another Michigan brewer pays unpaid school lunch bills

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WHITEHALL, Mich. (AP) --- Small beer companies are helping students eat lunch.

Fetch Brewing has paid $5,500 to erase unpaid lunch bills in Whitehall and Montague schools, near Muskegon in western Michigan. Co-owner Jen Hain says she and her husband were inspired by the generosity of Mitten Brewing , which paid debts in the Suttons Bay and Fennville districts.

Hain tells WOOD-TV it's a "significant amount" for Fetch Brewing in Whitehall. But she says communities in the White Lake area have supported their business.

Hain hopes some parents who didn't owe much still will make a payment that could help other struggling families in Whitehall and Montague as the new school year begins.