Local Fraternity Pays Lunch Debt

Fraternity Pays Lunch Debt for 22 Douglas County Schools
Posted on 03/03/2023
The Carrollton Douglasville Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and the Community Diamonds Foundation have contributed generously to the Douglas County School System to help pay off outstanding school lunch debt.

Thursday, fraternity members visited Annette Winn Elementary School to present the district with a check for $15,800. Their generosity will cover lunch balances of all 20 elementary schools, Stewart Middle School, and Douglas County High School.

The idea to help Douglas County families sparked when a member asked about paying student lunch balances. They soon discovered many Douglas County families have difficulty covering the cost of school lunches. After researching the impact of paying off the debt, the organizations voted to donate.

Students holding checkBobby Fryer, Polemarch of the Carrollton
 Douglasville Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., says the organization wanted to “do something big and impactful” in their service area. He says the endeavor encompasses who members are as a chapter.

“To our knowledge, a fraternity has never made a donation like this in Douglas County,” he said. “This act of giving encompasses the talented members of our fraternity and reflects what Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. is about.”

The fraternity has adopted and has a well-established relationship with Annette Winn Elementary and Stewart Middle School. According to Superintendent Trent North, the donation will significantly impact those two schools and others districtwide. “We are grateful for the support of the Carrollton Douglasville Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. We appreciate their commitment to helping our students thrive,” he said. “Their generosity will make a real difference in the lives of our students and their families.”
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