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Mother says School Smart KC food pantry has changed her life

School Smart KC has helped develop food pantries in 12 schools this year and 30 last year, including at Guadalupe Centers Elementary School. With savings on groceries, families can now invest in other activities. Edith Garcia, a mother of seven whose children attend Guadalupe, highlights the financial relief the pantry provides. Garcia volunteers at the pantry, recognizing the community’s need for support. Juan Rangel praises Guadalupe’s successful pantry, emphasizing parental involvement. The initiative ensures students are well-fed for better academic focus.

“I noticed that if I’m going through a hard time, then I know there are other families who are going through possibly even harder times,” Garcia said. “Without our help, our community help, it’s almost impossible to do these things.”

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