I’m greatful that I am able to provide for my son. When schools began to announce that they were shutting down, I instantly worried about the kids.
Having worked for the district for so many years. I became accustomed to witnessing kids who were more than hungry. For whatever reason they either weren’t getting any food at home, or they were very limited. To these students the meals provided by the schools were sometimes all they ever had.
When the district sent out a message letting parents know that they would be offering a free breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday. I was overjoyed because deep down inside I knew that there were parents probably in tears over the same message.
No one can imagine being a parent and not having the means to support and feed your kids. Programs and opportunities like this really make a difference even during the hard times the world is facing.