From Colorado Springs, CO
Story Type: People We Serve
Programs Used: School Food Pantry
How We Helped: Nutritious Food
On March 10, 2016, Care and Share held our 8th annual Recipe for Hope event. We shared stories of inspiration and hope with nearly 1,000 community members! We were honored to host Domanic, a seventh grader from North Middle School, as a guest speaker. Domanic volunteers in his School Pantry, which was made possible with a grant from Feeding America and the Kellogg Company.
He started helping in the pantry because he saw one of his teachers trying to lift the heavy bags of potatoes and carrots and onions, and he didn’t want her to hurt her back. He knows that the School Pantry is important for the kids at his school, especially for those who don’t have very much. Kids like him. Domanic’s family needs food from the pantry to help stretch their grocery budget. He lives with his grandma, grandpa, two brothers, two sisters, an aunt, and two dogs. He’s lived with his grandma and grandpa for the past four or five years and he helps his grandma cook meals almost every day.
The pantry at Domanic’s school has taught him lots of things, especially about how people care for one another. He wants other kids that are struggling to stay strong and believe in their dreams.
And to the supporters of Care and Share that make programs like this possible, he says, “Thank you. It means more than you will ever know for kids like me.”