It’s hard to comprehend that hunger exists in our communities, that so many people don’t have enough nutritious food to sustain themselves or their families. But hunger is real. It looks like 55,000 people a week lined up at food bank, pantry or a Mobile Market served by Second Harvest to receive food at no cost.
It looks like Donna.
“I am a professional and never thought I’d be in the position of needing a food bank…until something unexpected brought our family to a place where we have almost no income until I’m able to return to work following surgery. It was with great humility that I entered the nearby church to accept “charity” for the first time. I was treated with kindness and respect.”
Many people like Donna have jobs or own homes. But one medical emergency, a layoff, a job change, or divorce, can force them to seek food assistance. One in eight people, including one in five children in our area are food insecure which puts their health at risk.
September is national Hunger Action Month, a time to take action and create awareness so no child, adult or senior has to experience chronic hunger.
Find out how to participate during the whole month by watching our social channels.