Formerly homeless mom gives back to hungry families

Trishell grew up in Spokane, a veteran of Lewis and Clark High School, but moved to California after graduation. She ran into hard times there. As a single mom with three kids, she was homeless. After moving back to town, she found a temporary home with her parents. “We made do,” she said. “I paid off all my bills and saved up enough and I bought my home.”

Today she works in finance and customer service. Her company volunteers at Second Harvest and she jumps at the chance to give back since she had been helped when she needed it most.

She even finished school – it became a family tradition. All her kids went to college and so did she. Trishell went back to school at 40 to set an example for her kids. “I couldn’t tell them to do it if I had never done it,” she said. “It’s never too late.”

Trishell turned her life around – many just like her are struggling today to make ends meet and put food on the table. Your support of Second Harvest helps families like hers get out of poverty.