Local restaurant group partners with nonprofits to eliminate lunch debt

Participating restaurants will donate portions of their proceeds on special "spirit nights."
Queen Street Hospitality Group
Queen Street Hospitality Group

A restaurant group in Charleston, S.C., is partnering with nonprofits in the area to decrease meal debt at surrounding school districts, the Summerville Journal Scene reports.

Queen Street Hospitality has partnered with three local nonprofits—Lowcountry Blessing Box Project, the Charleston Restaurant Foundation and I Heart Hungry Kids—to create the Catch Up on Lunch program, which is aimed at eliminating lunch debt at schools located in the nearby Dorchester, Charleston and Berkeley counties.

Participating restaurants will host “spirit nights,” when a portion of the proceeds from food sales will go toward the program. The program’s officials are also asking for donations through a social media campaign.

Meal debt across the counties rose above $524,000 this past school year.

Read the full story via journalscene.com.


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