When Josette Duran’s son asked her to pack him an extra snack for his school lunch, she was confused. She thought she was packing him plenty of food for the day. But when he explained the reason why, she felt her heart break.
Ever since her son, Dylan, came home with an unusual request that day, Josette has been packing rather unconventional school lunches. At the beginning of the school year, Dylan asked his mom if she could start putting an extra snack in his lunch box.
When she asked why, the conversation went as follows:
Dylan: Mama can you make me TWO lunches today?
Mom: Are you not getting full, boo?
Dylan: Yes Mom, it’s for this boy. He only eats a fruit cup for lunch. Can you make him lunch too? I don’t think he has lunch money.-Advertisement-
Dylan had noticed a boy sitting alone every lunchtime with just a fruit cup for his meal.
Instead of adding an extra snack, Josette began making two school lunches every day. One for Dylan and one for his new friend.
She discovered that the little boy’s mother had recently lost her job. It hit home for Josette as only a few years ago, she had been in a similar position. So she knew that she had to help.
A few years ago, me and my son were homeless. I was living in my car and I was washing him in bathrooms. And we didn’t have food.
Josette had got used to her routine of packing two lunches for Dylan when she received a phone call from the school principal. He asked her to come in for a chat. It turned out that the little boy’s mother had found out what Josette had been doing.
Watch the video below to see the result of Josette’s actions.