PASSAIC, NJ - While students are home in efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19, coronavirus, school is very much in session for the 220 members of the Passaic Maintenance, Custodial, and Cafeteria Workers, the union’s vice president Trent Johnson told TAPinto.
With many spending their weekend preparing, even more were to be on hand Monday to aid in the distribution of work packets and Chromebooks so that Passaic’s children could continue learning even while schools are closed.
They have also been busy helping to hand out both breakfast and lunch, something available to all of the city’s public school children from 7:30 a.m. until noon each regular school day.
Johnson said that everyone is limited in what they can do during this difficult time, but that everybody can do something, and he was proud that his members were working “on the frontline to give back to our community.”
“Our members are the same men and women that feed our city’s children every day, that keep our schools clean, and make sure classrooms are working,” Johnson said. “We know our work is more important now than ever.”