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feeding hope: Alex’s story
With schools closed and all his siblings home each day, it’s been challenging for Alex’s family to afford enough food to keep everyone fed. Alex also was laid off from one of his two jobs, making it even more difficult to afford healthy food.
“Going to the market and buying food is too expensive. This will lessen the financial burden.”
But Alex didn’t just want to put food on the table for his family. He wanted it to be nutritious food, especially during the time of COVID-19. That’s why he was so excited about the fruit available at the Mobile Market. As he held up the bag of oranges he had just received, he said, “The vitamins—they keep you healthy.”
Nearly six months after the federal COVID-19 emergency was lifted, obtaining food continues to be extremely challenging. News stories and conversations with our fellow Feeding America food banks confirm that food sourcing difficulties are nationwide.
That’s why we are so fortunate to be able to access Feeding America’s Choice System to obtain a variety of quality, nutritious food.
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Steve and his wife both retired from the Army, and he also spent time as a civil engineer in the Navy. His career has been a life of service to our country. Today, he is a member of the civilian workforce at Fairchild Air Force Base.
With economics the way they are today, Steve accesses Second Harvest Mobile Market free food distributions on base.
Naturally cheery, Steve manages a smile even when he explains “Times are hard.” Simultaneously, he proudly adds, “We have two kids, 13 and 14. They eat like crazy and are growing like mad.”