Donation pays off lunch debt at another Horry County school

Donation pays off lunch debt at another Horry County school

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – The season of giving continues, as another Horry County school’s lunch debt was paid off thanks to a donation from an area restaurant.

Ten Oaks Middle School’s Facebook page announced Friday that the owners of Handley’s Pub and Grub presented school staff with a $1,000 donation to pay off all outstanding student lunch fees.

“Your generosity is the true meaning of the season and we are ever so grateful!” the post read.

Earlier this week, the Carolina Forest Elementary School Cafeteria announced that Handley’s owners had paid off their lunch debt.

Also, Crabby Mike’s donated $1,400 to Saint James Intermediate School to help pay off the lunch debt. The money was raised by servers who donated a night of tips, which owner Mike Arakas matched.

Saint James Intermediate School shared the money with Burgess and Saint James elementary schools to pay toward their lunch debts.

Back in August, WMBF News reported that Horry County students owe the district $57,808 for school lunches, according to data for the 2018-2019 school year.

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