Spartanburg 3rd grader helps pay for friend’s school lunches


In Spartanburg county, word is spreading of how a third grade boy helped his best friend get through the holidays.

Clifdale Elementary student Jackson Garrett recently noticed his friend, Mark, didn’t have much to eat at lunch and needed new socks, so he quietly gave him $30 of his birthday money.

“He brought his lunch and all he had for lunch was a sandwich, and all that was in the sandwich was peanut butter,” Garrett said.

Their teacher, Malinda Bridges, didn’t find out until Mark’s parents called the school and sent a thank you note to Jackson’s family.

Garrett’s gift paid for for a few weeks worth of school lunches and new socks.

“When that actually happened, my mind felt like a nuc was literally getting dropped and officially blown,” Mark White said.

Garrett’s grandpa has decided to help too. He and his coworkers are paying for Mark’s school lunches for the rest of the year along with new clothes for Christmas.

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