‘Life-changing’: School opens free ‘grocery store’ to help students struggling to get by
'It's like walking into a mini Walmart,' the school's principal said.
Crowe told TODAY she's been hosting pop-up grocery stores in food deserts for five years, but this is the first one in a school — and the first one that's going to be permanent, thanks to the rapper's donations."I learned a lot about the community and how great the need is there," Crowe said."It was something I just decided I wanted to do, and created it from scratch."
The store also provides clothing and sneakers. That was all Gunna's touch, Crowe said.Courtesy John MaddenCrowe and Madden say the store's association with the rapper — it's called"Gunna's Drip Closet and Goodr Grocery Store" — helps eradicate any shame or stigma that students might associate with taking the free items home. Crowe's organization also provided every single student with a reusable grocery bag to use when shopping at the store.
"Our hope was that now if you see a kid with that bag, you just don't know what's in it, because you got one as well," she said.Ronald E. McNair Middle School is a Title I school, a government distinction that means it has a high number of students from low-income families. headtopics.com
A selection of frozen food items available at the store. Parents can place orders online and students can pick the groceries up when they're at school.Courtesy John MaddenParents can place order requests through Goodr's website, and then their children can pick the items up when they're at school and bring them home. If they don't have internet access, parents can register at the school instead. The store has only been open for a few days and Crowe said she's already received several requests — and, to her surprise, they weren't all for the fancy sneakers or new clothes. They were all asking for food.
"To see those first requests, every single one of them asking for food, that was life-changing for me," she said."Because that's when I knew what we were doing was necessary." Read more: »
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