Jennifer Lopez In Tears As She Sends A Year's Worth Of Food To School
After seeing a post on Facebook about a hungry student, Jennifer Lopez and fiancé Alex "A-Rod" Rodriguez decided to take action.
The post by Brooke Goins was of a photo of a shopping trolley full of snacks, and recounted her encounter with "a child who so innocently talked about food, and the lack of it".
After the boy told Goins that he was "out of [food] at home", she said she cried in front of her classroom.
"I immediately sent a text to my group, these are the people who are teachers," she captioned the image. "Remember, hearing people say that we spend all of our money in our classrooms? We spend it to make sure that our kids have what they need to succeed, and today we bought food.
I did not write this for anyone to get praise, nobody did it for the praise. I want people to know that teachers are humans, we love your kids and want the very best for them. Some days we get frustrated and feel overwhelmed, but today we did what was best for a child. Will it show on a test score? Nope! Do we care? Nope!
The post, which now has over 40,000 shares, more than 6,000 comments and more than 47,000 reactions also caught the 'Hustlers' actor's attention.
Posting a video to her Instagram, Lopez said when she and A-Rod saw the story, "it brought tears not just to my eyes, but Alex's as well!"
The pair are co-owners in Tiller & Hatch, a company that makes healthy frozen meals -- so they decided to donate a year's worth to Goins' school, Jacksboro Elementary in Tennessee.
"We are happy to be in business with partners who also believe no child should EVER have to go to sleep hungry," Lopez's post continued, "Everyone should have access to delicious, nutritious food."
"This was my favourite moment of the month and it’s one of the best things we’ve been able to do."
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