‘Poverty has no zip code’ -- Thousands of families helped by Downriver food pantry each week

“I came out of poverty, so I clearly understand what that pain is like,” said River Rouge School District director of community affairs Tarence Wheeler. “This is a very stressful time for our high school students. This is just a traumatic event. All you need to know that someone cares about you. My job is to alleviate the nonacademic barriers.”