As Harvest Regional Food Bank has seen over the last several years, hunger is affecting thousands of people that it never touched before. The person standing in line at one of our partner food pantries or soup kitchens could be your child’s classmate, a neighbor, a coworker, or even a family member.
Brea and her husband, Michael, do everything they can to take care of their children – Audry 13, Adyen 12, Azlynn 3, Gabriel 2 and Micah 11 months. Even though they both work, it can be a challenge to provide food for their family. After paying for their home, utilities and other monthly expenses there is very little money left and the family struggles to make their food budget stretch.
Thanks to your support of Harvest Regional Food Bank, the family doesn’t have to forego groceries in order to pay the bills each month. The couple’s church, Faith Assembly of God, became a partner agency of the Food Bank and opened their food pantry in March of 2014. For Brea and Michael, the food pantry is a lifeline.
“It really helps take the stress off,” says Brea of the help they receive. “It definitely helps us pay other bills and allows us to have money for other necessities.”
Your gifts give the family access to the food they need during rough times. You make it possible for Harvest Regional Food Bank to serve 60,000 individuals and families at risk of hunger in our ten county service area.
“It’s a relief to have one less thing to worry about,” says Brea.
Thank you for helping our neighbors in need.