Trinity Salazar, 7, gets a free breakfast from Mary Avila, a school cook at Whittier Elementary School, on Monday morning. Trinity was taken to the school by her grandma, Carol Salazar. (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal) ^^^^^^^^^^^ Mary Avila, a cook at Whittier Elementary, walks to a car to hand out a free breakfast Monday morning. The school prepared 300 lunches and 300 breakfasts for every kid in need while schools are closed. (Roberto E Rosales/Albuquerque Journal)
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When the governor ordered schools to shut down for three weeks to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the expectation was that New Mexico’s schoolchildren would still be fed.