Updated: Nov 16, 2021
“The food we get here is a bridge until we get our next paycheck.”
“The food we get here is a bridge until we get our next paycheck,” explains Sarah, who has has been taking turns with her husband, Dan, coming out to special food distributions being held by Second Harvest Food Bank.
Self-described, “proud momma of Riley, age 5 and Sissy, age 7,” Sarah says she's proud of Dan, too. “He’s been in construction since before he graduated high school and he’s 29 now. It's perfect work for him, but it’s not always as stable as you might think.”
Weather and other pandemic-related challenges on Dan’s job site have put a strain on the family’s resources. “Less hours equals less money, plain and simple,” shared Sarah, who describes her CNA position as “incredibly demanding, but fulfilling work at not great pay.”
“The food we get here is a bridge until we get our next paycheck,” explains Sarah. “We don’t always need it, but when we do, I can’t tell you how much it means to know it is here. The kids love the fruits and cereals. I’m grateful.”
All of us at Second Harvest are grateful, too. Grateful to belong to a community that cares for one another. Grateful to live in a place where people can find a helping hand when they need it and give generously when they are able.
This holiday season and into the New Year, we invite you to stay involved in our work, helping families like Sarah's. Whatever you choose to do, rest assured you'll be making a difference in someone's life and making our community a better place to live for us all.
Check out opportunities to get involved here.