Act of Kindness: Community steps up to help CMS mother after school meal delivery program stopped

Act of Kindness: Community steps up to help CMS mother after school meal delivery program stopped

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Charlotte mother said she has been struggling to feed her children remotely, Channel 9 reported Tuesday.

Since Tamekia Moorehead’s story aired, our newsroom has been flooded with calls to help her.

“It makes you think there is still good people and from what I’ve seen, Charlotte is wonderful,” Moorehead told Channel 9′s Elsa Gillis on Wednesday.

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The kids were getting free meal bundles provided by CMS that were being delivered by school buses, but when students returned to in-person learning, the deliveries stopped.

Now, the closest meal site is two miles away.

“It’s just too far. I’d have to walk with a wheelchair. I have three kids that have epilepsy that can fall and have a seizure at any time,” Moorehead said.

Moorehead was relieved after hearing the outpouring of kindness from the community.

“They’re going to eat, and it’s because of people in Charlotte that really care,” she said. “My children have breakfast, lunch and dinner now! And it’s all because of people who care and listen to what we had to say.”

Moorehead’s story is one of many in the community.

“I hope people can take my story to be an inspiration for them to speak out, too,” Moorehead said. “Sometimes you need help. Sometimes, simple as that.”

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School meal program out of reach for Charlotte mother with no transportation