This past week, a new school year was supposed to begin in Ferguson, MI, yet due to protests and unrest, classes have been postponed. Due to this delay, many students who come from homes stricken by poverty, who receive their only two meals of the day, breakfast and lunch, from their schools, are now going hungry with no other option for food.
Fifth grade North Carolina teacher, Julianna Mendelsohn has stepped in to help these children in the greatest of ways.
She wrote on her fundly.com page, “…When I found out school had been cancelled for several days as a result of the civil unrest, I immediately became worried for the students in households with food instability. Many children in the US eat their only meals of the day, breakfast and lunch, at school. With school out, kids are undoubtedly going hungry.”
As of recent, her fundraising efforts have raised almost $145k to feed the students.
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