Essential workers come in many forms – doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers, of course, but how about bus drivers, detectives, social workers, and cafeteria employees?
Yolanda Fisher, a 48-year-old cafeteria worker at T.W. Brown Middle School in Dallas, is one such worker who puts her own safety on the line every day to serve others. Many schools provide the only opportunity that students have to eat each day, and so Yolanda and her colleagues are still going into work to ensure that kids and their families have access to a meal.
“When it first started we would come in from 6:30 in the morning until 5 in the evening, working weekends and stuff… I’m loving it because I miss [the kids’] faces. You miss hearing their noise. We are feeding our community, and I love that.”
Read more about Yolanda and 11 other frontline workers who are keeping their communities moving, fed, and safe during the coronavirus outbreak.