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Leisa: Racine 2016-11-01T19:49:49+00:00

Leisa

Leisa Hall-Driver watched helplessly each day as hungry children came into the Dr. John Bryant Community Center after school. “Hungry children can’t learn. I really wanted to do something,” says Leisa, who directs the center. Meanwhile, about a mile away at Dr. Jones Elementary School, Principal Sherrie Hopkins’ dreamed of establishing a food pantry to help the families of the school who often didn’t have enough to eat. But the school is far from the bus line and hard for families to access. So, the two women joined forces to make the Racine Area School Pantry a reality. Every month, dozens of community volunteers gather at the Dr. John Bryant Community Center to help distribute thousands of pounds of food provided by Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. “Children are receiving food and that makes my heart happy,” Leisa said.

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