Rising gas prices have made everything less affordable for Chatelle, a single mother who works full time as office assistant to support her children.
"It's tough because the high gas prices make the food prices more expensive," she said.
Chantelle brought her 9-year-old son, Justus, and her 7-year-old daughter, Journey, to a spring tropical-theme dance at Roosevelt Elementary School. Second Harvest's Mobile Food Bank visited the school to bring some fresh and perishable food to children and families in need.
The Roosevelt staff has noticed the toll the recent recession has taken on their students. Some teachers pay money out of their own salaries to have classroom snacks for their students.
Second Harvest brought a mix of fresh and perishable food that helped 257 people, including 138 children. Journey even bypassed the dance to volunteer for the distribution.
The single mom said her children love fresh produce and she was thrilled to get a mix of frozen sweet potato fries, avocadoes, potatoes, bread, almond milk and other food.
"Anything extra is definitely welcome and appreciated," Chantelle said.
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