TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) The extension of spring break in school districts across Central Texas is hitting some families hard, especially those living paycheck to paycheck.
Cristina Duran will have a lot on her plate this week.
She and her husband are taking care of their five children and a mother-in-law.
"We're playing a lot of board games and getting a lot of spring cleaning done," she said.
After Temple ISD delayed school for an extra week to prevent the spread of the virus, she says her family has taken a hit.
"Especially since I do substituting and if I'm not working, there's not a lot of income coming in at this time," she said.
Even things like grocery shopping have been a problem.
"We ran out of diapers," she said.
"So when my husband went out to the store to get some, a lady got upset because he got the last two small packages of diapers. She said 'You can't take them all' and he goes 'Well, I have two babies and I need it.'"
Duran applauds Temple ISD and other school districts for their free meal programs.
She adds that it's just another way Central Texas is coming together during a national crisis.
"With everything that's going on, we just need to remember we're still a community and we need to take care of each other."