Each month, we ask our partner agencies to share news from their organizations and the people they serve.
Dan Duckworth of Visions Unlimited Food Pantry in Miller County writes:
Every month there are people who mention they could not make it through the month if it were not for the food they receive at the pantry. People are served who have gone through an unpleasant experience and are thankful for the food they receive from the pantry - that helps lift one burden they have during their emergency situation. For sure people are in need.
Chante Wright of Reality House tells us they are required to provide a strict menu. She says:
There is no way we could ever meet the requirements without the help of The Food Bank. Thanks to The Food Bank, we are able to serve fresh fruits and vegetables which are extremely costly. We are so thankful and blessed to have support of The Food Bank.
Brenda Moore at the Sedalia Senior Center writes:
This is a life-changing event for some of these people who were looking at the distinct possibility of having to go into long-term care if they were unable to receive meals from us. On behalf of myself and the seniors I serve, thank you so very much!
And Linda Lagergren from Food for Morgan County, Inc. says:
Every recipient has a story, and the stories are as varied as the recipients. On one day here are some of the stories shared by our recipients. One family found themselves in need after their business was closed down due to a fire. One individual lost a job, and the family has no income. One man, a single parent, is currently receiving emergency food while he seeks employment. A young man has been a caregiver for his mother who recently passed away. Now he has no income, and doesn't know where to start to return to "his own" life. It only takes a moment to listen to these stories and to realize how important it is to have someone to care. The caring is not just in the food that they receive, but in the act of listening, and in the support that they feel as they share their stories and we share our food.