Zane Powles was concerned that his pupils might have a very difficult time obtaining food if schools were closed due to the epidemic, so he packed 85 lunches every morning and gave them to his students.
The 48-year-old man thinks that at that period he carried almost four tons of food, but he said that it was “well worth it” after witnessing the happiness on the faces of the children.
Zane delivered his last food box on an emotionally charged Friday afternoon after the school where he prepares lunches closed for the summer on July 17.
“When I started these walks I was concerned about the kids and their wellbeing and I wanted to make sure I could see them all.
I had to find out whether they were in a secure environment, if they were in good health, and if they had access to food.
After all of these months, it was a little difficult for it to come to a stop since I enjoy visiting my pupils and checking up on how they are doing. It is of the utmost significance to me.
“At the end of the day, I’m simply doing my job,” he said. “My job is to assist in the development and education of children, as well as to take care of them.
The person who woke up early arrived at school at seven in the morning to begin preparing and packing the food before setting out on his two-hour commute.
He didn’t take a single day off throughout the epidemic while he was working on the monumental assignment.