Community raises more than $8000 to feed Leopold Elementary Community School students during shutdown

Volunteers Make Sure No Student Goes Hungry

MADISON, Wis. — One kindergarten teacher is making sure her students don’t go hungry during the school shutdown for the coronavirus. Ana Hursh teaches at Leopold Elementary Community School, and her idea started with a GoFundMe fundraiser.

“I just worry about our kids at home and I can’t even connect. I can’t even put myself in their shoes,” she said.

The Madison community and beyond agreed – raising more than $8000 in less than 24 hours. Hursh and her fellow teachers, as well as volunteers, spent hours buying food and putting it into bags for all 114 kindergarten students at the school to take home to their families during the two week shutdown.