Georgia is happily back to work, even if it is just two days a week. The pandemic took a toll on her savings. She lost her apartment, sold her car, and moved in with a friend. “If it weren’t for this food pantry and these volunteers, I don’t know if I’d be here today,” she said as she waited outside a church in Sanford. The food pantry is one of Second Harvest’s 550 feeding … [Read more...] about You are Rebuilding Hope
Stories of Hope & Courage
Desperate times call for desperate measures. Crystal knows that all too well. “We went fishing a few weeks ago just so we could have some meat,” she explains. Crystal says her family of six was comfortable before the pandemic hit. Between furloughs, layoffs, and inconsistent hours, the only certainty in the last year is that her kids want to eat breakfast, lunch, and … [Read more...] about Your Generosity is Priceless
It’s been said that desperate times call for desperate measures. Crystal knows that all too well. “We went fishing a few weeks ago just so we could have some meat,” she explains. Crystal says their family of six was comfortable before the pandemic hit. “There were times we had to rob Peter to pay Paul, but nothing like what we’ve had to do this year,” she says. 2020 … [Read more...] about Crystal’s story of hope and courage
Everybody needs a little help sometimes. For the last 15 years, Bobbi has been a helping hand to her neighbors as they recover from car accidents or heal after a stroke. As a private nursing assistant, she is a friendly face when they need her the most. But today, she finds herself in need of a little help. “I’m barely making it,” Bobbi says. During the pandemic, she’s … [Read more...] about Everybody needs a little help sometimes
Kandi's busy family came to a screeching halt when the COVID-19 pandemic hit our community last year. That disruption brought added anxiety, stress and a dramatic decrease in household income causing them to ask for food assistance for the first time.Thanks to people like you, Kandi and her family received meals and hope when they needed it most from a Second Harvest Food Bank … [Read more...] about You’ve given Kandi’s family more than just food.