“There’s a lot of uncertainty.”
“Kids are feeling uncertain. Families are feeling uncertain. And we don’t have all the answers.”
“You know, there’s a need that we have… we think, who can we ask?”
“Maybe even before school was canceled…”
The Schmitt community, has never really been alone.
“And kind of said, ‘What can we do for Schmitt?'”
“We came in to say what is the need?”
“We have the opportunity… we have the passion to serve. And we need to be those hands and feet.”
“I feel, you know, cared for.”
Including Frankisha Massey.
She and her husband have five kids – four of them attend Schmitt.
It means 3 fewer grocery trips a week for this family.
Keeping them safe – food secure – and able to keep paying the bills.
“Having the help with that food… it was a blessing.”
Susana Huerta has three kids – and a lot to juggle, working nights and helping out with remote learning.
The blessing boxes keep her going.
“I’m feeling like a super woman right now. You know? I can do this, I can do that, I can do everything I want right now.”
“This is about removing barriers for learning, for living, for having a positive life.”
A school is so much more than a place to learn.
And this community effort
“It’s bigger than the baskets.”
…is so much more than groceries, and supplies.
“It’s regular contact with the outside world right now. It’s knowing there’s just consistent support being provided.”