(CBS4) — Coloradans are working to make sure students in need are able to get the meals they would usually rely on getting from school cafeterias. Emily Keyes’ family created the I Love U Guys Foundation after the deadly shooting in Bailey, 14 years ago. Now, the school safety foundation has a new focus.
“Crisis isn’t a choice, response is,” explained John-Micahel Keyes, the Executive Director of the I Love U Guys Foundation. “And were taking that philosophy.”
As classrooms sit empty, school districts across the state are dealing with a new type of crisis. That’s making sure students have the supplies they need to learn remotely likely laptops or band equipment, and for many, meals they would normally get at school.
The foundation has used research and data to create the ‘Standard Distribution Method.’ It’s a program that guides school officials and volunteers on how to safely get meals into the hands of families in need, with as little contact as possible.