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Season of Giving: DARCARS Automotive Pays Off School Lunch Debt

Season of Giving: DARCARS Automotive Pays Off School Lunch Debt

  • In the News |
  • December 17, 2019

DARCARS Automotive Group spread holiday cheer this week, presenting a check for $25,000 to the Excellence in Education Foundation for PGCPS. 

The cause: paying off school lunch debt for PGCPS students!

“DARCARS Toyota is happy for the opportunity to be able to pay off the current school lunch debt of every student in Prince George’s County,” said DARCARS COO Jamie Darvish. “School lunch debt is a serious problem in this country that impacts the well-being of students and their families. As a member of the Prince George’s County community, we at DARCARS felt it was our obligation to step up and help families in need.”

“By clearing school lunch debt, DARCARS Toyota is giving a special present this holiday season to the Excellence in Education Foundation for PGCPS, our students and their families,” said Dr. Monica Goldson, Prince George’s County Public Schools CEO. “This donation will not only cover debt accumulated from the start of this school year, but help extend the community that surrounds Prince George’s County Public Schools.”

Unfortunately, more than 75% of school districts across the country report having unpaid student school lunch debt, including Prince George’s County. When parents fall behind on school lunch payments, it is the children who ultimately suffer from embarrassment, poor nutrition, and potentially long term self-esteem issues. Fortunately, people are becoming educated about this issue as celebrities and ordinary people are stepping up to help retire the debt.