Every year, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Paso Robles pays it forward to their surrounding community. This year, the hotel donated almost $5,000 to the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District to alleviate accrued school lunch debt. 
“[We] found out that the account balance was a little bit less than we originally realized that it would be,” he said. “…it allowed us to go to the culinary school and to look into all the balances that there was and once we got the full list we were able to evaluate and we went ahead and made the decision to just pay it all off.”