BOULDER, Colo. (Oct. 17, 2019) – Cozy Coats for Kids® Founder Nick Gromicko has announced that his charitable organization will now pay for any child’s outstanding school lunch bill.

Many schools across the country engage in “lunch shaming” in an effort to get families to pay off their outstanding meal plan debt. But the immediate result of this practice is that children are stigmatized by being subjected to both public embarrassment and physical hunger. The State of California has recently banned this practice, guaranteeing lunches for all children, regardless of their families’ ability to pay. 

“But until lunch shaming is eradicated nationwide,” says Gromicko, “it’s up to us as individuals to step up.”

When families are struggling, Cozy Coats for Kids® strives to be there by providing brand-new winter coats to their children in their favorite color. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, CCFK is expanding its program to ensure that no child goes hungry because of their family’s current financial circumstances. This effort furthers CCFK’s mission to empower children with confidence and wellness to help increase their chances of overall success.

If you know of any child who is being denied their school lunch, email Nick Gromicko directly at  And find out more about how you can help the children in your community by visiting


Cozy Coats for Kids® relies on the inspection industry – especially the members of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI®) and the Certified Commercial Property Inspectors Association (CCPIA) – to identify and serve the needs of children in their community.