Donor pays school meal debts for North Carolina students

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Anonymous donor pays school meal debts for North Carolina students

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

An anonymous donor paid off $10,500 in meal debts for students at Guilford County Schools in North Carolina.

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School officials hope the donation will spur others to give. There is still about $35,000 in outstanding meal debt for students at other schools in the county, the Greensboro News & Record reported.

"We are so thankful for this person's generosity and support of Guilford County Schools, and we hope it can be an inspiration to others," Deena Hayes-Greene, chairwoman of the Guilford County Board of Education, told the News & Record.

A school board policy allows students to charge a total of five lunches and breakfast meals to their account before they default to another meal plan, WFMY reported.

Families will get a letter from the district letting them know their debt was paid.