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Sun Dec 29, 2019, 09:02 PM

Chase Winovich gives back to hometown by paying off school-lunch debt

Winovich happy to pay his 'tax as a human': Patriots rookie outside linebacker Chase Winovich said he wasn't expecting any publicity when he paid the school-lunch debt of 96 students in the West Jefferson Hills (Pennsylvania) School District last week. That wasn't why he did it.

But it came quickly when the official Facebook page of the school district thanked him publicly for the gesture.

"Obviously that community raised me. I lived in the same house my whole life, the same township. A lot of great memories there. It's a special place. I feel like it's part of my tax as a human, being raised there, to try to make it a better place," Winovich told ESPN.com this week.

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"Giving back to my community has always been important to me. It was an opportunity, around the holidays, to lighten the load on people and give them one less thing they had to focus on."


https://www.espn.com/blog/boston/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4818980/chase-winovich-gives-back-to-hometown-by-paying-off-school-lunch-debt

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csziggy Dec 2019 #1

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Sun Dec 29, 2019, 09:15 PM

1. Two people paid off school lunch debt here

School lunch angel: Another anonymous donor pays off remaining Leon County student debt

CD Davidson-Hiers, Tallahassee Democrat Published 1:26 p.m. ET Dec. 3, 2019 | Updated 3:48 p.m. ET Dec. 3, 2019

Thanks to another anonymous donor, Leon County students soon will have no lunch fee debt.

After reading a story about a $1,500 donation to the school district in the Tallahassee Democrat, a second person called district officials Tuesday morning to inquire how to pay off the remaining $2,500 balance, spokesman Chris Petley said.

The donation will be made final next week, at which point the district's lunch debt will be zero, he said.

"We continue to be thankful for the support of our community," Petley said.

More: https://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2019/12/03/second-anonymous-donation-zeroes-out-leon-county-schools-lunch-debt/2596071001/


According to the earlier article, "only" 10 schools do not have free lunches - that means that those average $400 a school non paid lunch fees. For that little amount, the paperwork probably costs more than dunning kids for their lunch money. Why not make all school lunches free?

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