covid-19 food drive
With the largest public school system in the country, NYC offers 1.1 million students a safe environment to learn. Out of those 1.1 million children, approximately 750,000 are from low-income families and 114,000 students rely on the schools for basic needs, such as daily hot meals. With the alarming increase in coronavirus cases over the past few weeks, the city has decided to shut down all their public schools for an unforeseeable amount of time. While this acts as an attempt to curb the spread of the virus and help keep students safe, 114,000 homeless students will be forced to face even greater challenges. The option of receiving hot meals from schools has been taken away from them.
The TASC GoFundMe aims to raise $10,000 to donate to NYC to help students receive hot meals every day. All raised funds will be donated to make and deliver meals in brown bags to students and soup kitchens.
As high school students, we are aware there are limitations to our capabilities to help others. However, we put in our time to spread awareness and ask that others contribute what they can to help the community. At a time like this, it is especially important that we cooperate and think of others instead of point fingers. In order to fully defeat this pandemic, we need to ensure that those who are impacted the most receive the help they need.
We have raised over $1,000 to donate to students in NYC, and are grateful towards anyone who donates. If you wish to contribute, please Venmo donations to @tascnokidshungry or click here to visit our GoFundMe page.