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J.Lo And A-Rod Donate Year’s Worth Of Food To Elementary Students After Seeing Teacher’s Viral Post

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After a teacher’s post describing a hungry student went viral, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez stepped in to help—by donating a year’s worth of food to the student’s Tennessee elementary school.

In a Facebook post, Jacksboro Elementary School teacher Brook Goins said that she burst into tears after a student told her he didn’t have food and often went to bed hungry.

Today I cried at work. Not because I hate my job, or that it is just too hard (it really is). Today I cried for a child,…

Posted by Brooke Goins on Wednesday, October 2, 2019

“He asked when the lady that puts food in his backpack was coming. It caught me off guard, because it is our guidance counselor and I wasn’t sure what he needed […] He told me he was out of it at home and needed more […] Then it happened… he looked at me and said, ‘those little o’s (as he made a small circle with his hand), we don’t have those at my house, but when I do have them they give me a warm belly and help me sleep.’ I lost it, I cried in front of 20 little people. No kid should ever be hungry, ever.”

Goins’ post was shared widely, and eventually, it came to Lopez’s attention. She was incredibly affected by the student’s plight and decided to use her influence and resources to help.

“I don’t know if you guys know, but Alex and I are part owners in a company called Tiller & Hatch, and we decided to donate a year’s worth of their yummy, healthy meals, for the students and their school’s food pantry,” Lopez wrote in an Instagram post.

“Because giving back and being there for others is really what matters most. We are happy to be in business with partners who also believe no child should EVER have to go to sleep hungry. Everyone should have access to delicious, nutritious food. This was my favorite moment of the month and it’s one of the best things we’ve been able to do.”

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When we heard about the students and amazing teachers at Jacksboro Elementary in Tennessee, we knew we had to help.  We heard teachers were helping students bring home food when they didn't have enough.  When we saw this story, it brought tears not just to my eyes, but Alex's as well!  I don’t know if you guys know, but Alex and I are part owners in a company called Tiller & Hatch, and we decided to donate a years worth of of their yummy, healthy meals, for the students and their school’s food pantry. 🍽✨ This is why being a business owner, and having actual ownership in companies (not licensing), is so important to me and Alex, especially as Latinos. It's about showing our community, this is what life can be. You can take charge and take ownership. It allows us to have a say in creating things that make people's lives better and have partners that share our passion for giving back. Because giving back and being there for others is really what matters most ❤️❤️❤️ We are happy to be in business with partners who also believe no child should EVER have to go to sleep hungry. Everyone should have access to delicious, nutritious food. This was my favorite moment of the month and it’s one of the best things we’ve been able to do. @tillerandhatch #tillerandhatch

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And now at Jacksboro Elementary, plans for a food pantry are in order.

“Students will be able to get food whenever needed,” Goins wrote in an update on her Facebook post.

“I work at an amazing school with awesome people who truly love what they do! Thank you all for offering anything and everything, you guys rock!”

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