“If I don’t have food, my stomach feels empty and it hurts. I feel 'hangry' and no one likes that.”
A school counselor tells the story of how it feels to tell a struggling mother, “This amazing organization has blessed our school with some weekend meal packs for the kids, do you think that would be something that you are interested in?” Then to hear the mother crying on the phone because this seemingly small gesture has just helped to lift a heavy weight off her shoulders.
“My mom most appreciates the meal packs for the milk. I appreciate the meal pack simply because I have food to eat.”
A staff member from Meadowlane School told us of a single mom raising five kids. The family moves from a motel to their car and sometimes, is able to stay with others. Our food packs help sustain this family over the weekend, allowing these students to return to school Monday, ready to learn.