Turquoise LeJeune Parker: School closed in winter, no lunch for children, She daily delivers 52 thousand tiffins to the children; 60 volunteers deliver food even amidst snowfall.
10 days before Christmas and Turquoise LeJeune Parker may be the happiest elf in Durham, North Carolina, as she raised more than $106,000 in her most successful fundraiser yet for needy students.
It’s been snowing a lot this week throughout North Carolina, USA. The kids are not receiving meals due to the closure of the elementary school. It happens each year. In this case, Lejuane Parker who is the librarian of Durham School decided to take action to ensure children who were five years old could have lunch. For children who come from the poorer parts of society, the closure of schools in winter was no lunch.
98% of the children attending those schools located in Carolina depend on school lunches for their food. Parker is planning to give students lunches in this winter. In the beginning, he sent text messages to his friends. In the beginning, he received just $487.
Turquoise LeJeune Parker, a library teacher at Durham School, decided to do something so that children up to five years old could get lunch.
Parker’s fundraising has risen to $106,000 this year. His efforts have been linked to the local community and an international retailer. More than 60 volunteers help pack the food every day. In the winter, Parker sends lunches to more than 52 thousand children who are in need each day.
Turquoise LeJeune Parker: Food is a child’s right, and I’ll work all my life to get it.
Parker says she is a fan of raising money for meals for kids. Parker stated that when she began fundraising, she kept in mind that food was everyone’s right. What is the reason children aren’t getting food even when schools are closed during winter? Parker declares she’d like to continue working throughout her life to provide lunches to children.