HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - An Horry County School District credit card was used nearly 100 times at Krispy Kreme over the last year. Twenty different schools spent $31,094.
Of those purchases, the district says some were for student events and employee meetings, but the majority were to make money.
"The schools is my No. 1 customer in 12 counties," says David Moore, the director of Krispy Kreme operations for much of the Eastern Carolinas. "For every dollar they spend, is a dollar tax payers aren't spending to keep kids in extra activities after school.
At retail prices in Myrtle Beach, a single doughnut costs $1.09 and a dozen cost $8.49. Through the Krispy Kreme fundraising program, the district pays between $3.00 and $3.75 for a dozen, depending on how many boxes it buys.
Two schools went to Krispy Kreme more than any other, Whittemore Park and Forestbrook Middle Schools.
Whittemore Park spent the most, thanks mostly to a $4,901.33 purchase on October 14, 2015.
Forestbrook Middle never spent that much, but did make more Krispy Kreme purchases than any other school at 34.
April Scott is the Forestbrook Middle School principal. She explained to WMBF News the school likes to give each club the opportunity to fundraise. Many clubs pick Krispy Kreme.
The money raised goes right back to that club, and has helped do everything from restringing the archery club's bows to repairing the instruments for the orchestra.
There are rules in place to make sure doughnuts aren't sold during school hours. Federal healthy eating guidelines keep the treats out of the cafeteria at lunchtime.
Through a WMBF News Investigation, each purchase at a local Krispy Kreme store was compiled and they are all listed below.