More than 90% of students who regularly attend Dallas ISD schools participate in the city’s reduced or free lunch program, and with schools across the city now closed as a result of the coronavirus, nearly 5,000 children would be missing out on meals – if it weren’t for the generosity of cafeteria worker Yolanda FIsher and her colleagues.
Fisher and her fellow cafeteria employees are on site seven days per week crafting more than 4,900 breakfasts, lunches, and dinners for the district’s students. The meals are distributed to students once per week
“So we’re just still doing something we love, and I’m happy we’re doing it,” Fisher said. “Because it’s a lot of kids, this is the only meal they get. Now that they’re out, they wouldn’t have gotten any meal. And we’re having the opportunity to still feed them.”
Read more about Yolanda and her colleagues front line efforts to keep their students fed during the coronavirus school closures here.