This past year was Lisa LiGreci’s first as a school bus driver. She absolutely loved it, she said.
And perhaps that’s why, when the district asked for a little help, LiGreci didn’t hesitate to say yes.
In fact, she was more than happy to assist.
To go back in time a bit, when the schools in Michigan’s Plymouth-Canton district halted normal operations earlier this year, following suit with most or all schools across the country, district officials decided they’d still make school food available to anyone who needed it.
People receiving lunches would typically come pick them up at the school, LiGreci said.
But for parents of children who have special needs, at some point, the district realized perhaps they could use a hand. So a few school bus drivers volunteered to deliver breakfast and lunch to those families -- about a week’s worth of food at a time.
“I don’t think what I did was extraordinary,” LiGreci said with a laugh. “I am at a higher risk for the virus, but I didn’t even think about that because these kids need food. Anyone would do it.”
Maybe that’s true. But LiGreci’s positive attitude and warm nature really shined through.