Feeding Hope: Alex's Story

For Alex, the COVID-19 pandemic has meant more people at home—and more mouths to feed. He lives with his parents and nine other siblings, spanning ages five to 25, in Spokane.

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.

He turned to the Mobile Market to help fill the gaps in his family’s grocery budget during this time. “It helps a lot,” said Alex. “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.”

Want to support people like Alex through the COVID-19 pandemic? Here's how you can help.