When the pandemic started and schools went virtual, Margaret Norris, an elementary school teacher in Maryland, was worried about some kids not having enough to eat.
So with the help of her community, she got to work.
Norris said when the teachers got the news they wouldn't be coming back into the classroom, they went shopping.
"We bought what we could buy and we sent home a hundred bags of food," she told CNN on Monday. "The next week a community center that we work with had a request for more and my principal asked me how long can you do this. I put that question to my social media, and so far the answer has been six months."
Now, with the help of donations and volunteers, she has been packing up and delivering up to 150 bags of food per week for families.
Norris said she has seen first hand how hard this has been for some parents. She said she delivered food to one mom who wasn't able to keep her job because she had three young kids who were now staying home.
"I checked with her often and I take food to her home and a few weeks ago she texted me and she said I don't want you to do this anymore because I'm so ashamed... I'm so ashamed that you're spending your money to feed my children," Norris said. "I assured her that she's blessing all of us by letting us help her. Children have to eat. The thing about children is they're hungry again tomorrow, so we have to get this food out there," she added.
Her biggest piece of advice: If you want to help, it doesn't have to be a grand gesture.
"We can do little things," she said.