Knowing the coronavirus is making daily life difficult for many, Dionne Kelly decided to do what she could to help those in her community. By day she is an assistant district attorney at Charlotte-Mecklenburg (NC) District Attorney's Office, but over the past week she has used her spare time in a mission she calls "Feed the Babies."
"As I was preparing for COVID-19 and doing some extra grocery shopping, I know that there are many CMS students who rely on school for breakfast and lunch," Kelly said. "Many of those students and families may not have the same opportunities to buy food right now."
What started out as a simple goal to feed 50 families turned into an overwhelming response from friends and strangers wanting to help to collect, sort, and deliver food to families, reports WSOC-TV.
"People donated food items and money from as far as New York," Kelly said. "It was an overwhelming response, from what started as a humble call to service."
The goal was to help 50 families, but by the end of the week they had helped 243.