"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," Groins wrote.
The teacher and mom-of-three then praised her fellow teachers for responding to her call to action to personally help the young boy and his family. According to the post, they pooled funds and purchased Spaghetti-O's, cereal, soup and snacks so he could go to sleep with a full belly. Her story was re-posted over 40,000 times and caught the attention of the recently engaged Lopez and Rodriguez , who, within a few weeks, made a big donation to the school.On Oct. 23, Lopez posted a video of her and Rodriguez talking to Goins and her classroom on video chat.
"We were so moved. Oh my God, we were crying," Lopez told Goins. "You know, my mom was a teacher, and it was such a moving story that we wanted to help," Lopez said in the video. "For the student you wrote about on Facebook, we're donating a year's worth of meals for him and his family."Lopez and Rodriguez sourced the donation from the frozen food delivery company they recently launched, called Tiller & Hatch, which sells frozen soups, hearty stews and pastas designed to be quickly heated in a pressure cooker.
Try to always use reason not rage. Avoid fighting fire with fire. Be in control of your feelings and your actions so that your children can learn to be in control of theirs.
To help alleviate the problem and combat food waste, Elkhart Community Schools have recently started working with Cultivate, a nonprofit based in northern Indiana, to create a program where eligible kids are able to take home pre-made, frozen meals that they can enjoy with their families at home over the course of several days.
“Everyone should have access to delicious, nutritious food,” Lopez shared with Goins. “This was my favorite moment of the month and it’s one of the best things we’ve been able to do.”
The power duo may have a lot of resources now, but they know what it's like to struggle.Both Lopez and Rodriguez had humble beginnings, born in New York City to Latino immigrant families — Lopez's parents from Puerto Rico and Rodriguez's from the Dominican Republic — and they're proud of their roots.
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After the couple toured together with their four kids in a Winnebago, Rodriguez told Hoda Kotb in a September TODAY appearance, "The six of us, Jennifer, the four kids and myself, in a small, little ... that's how I grew up — one bathroom. You hear everything! I love it."
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