Today we are asking for your assistance.
Every year, we see more clients, and we strive to meet the needs of every person who walks in our door. We offer fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, eggs, and milk, in addition to treats, bread, and items like tortillas, beans, and rice. Last year, we served a record breaking 64,473 people. We helped seniors, parents, working people, and children.
And in order to keep doing it, we need your help.
Every year at the holidays, we get a much needed influx of donations, for which we are eternally grateful, and we use that money to keep funding our programs (like delivering food to seniors with our mobile food bank), and to keep buying food not available through other donations.
But the holidays have passed, and our clients need our help just as much as ever. Spring is in the air, and trees are blooming, but our clients are just as hungry as they were in December, and they show up asking for our help. We need your donations now.
Did you see this story on our Facebook page yesterday?
Today a couple walked up to our window to ask for help. The woman was crying and distraught as she quietly asked if we would be able to help them. They were newly homeless, perhaps in their 40s, and looked shocked to find themselves at our door. Of course we helped them, and as our receptionist handed over two bags of food (including fresh fruit, bread, and other items that wouldn’t spoil without refrigeration) the husband, quite gentlemanly, rushed over to shake hands and express his extreme thanks. Have you ever wondered what it felt like to be newly homeless? To have to find your way to a food bank, to rely upon the kindness of strangers to get a meal? If you have, then we are here for you. And if you haven’t, then please consider supporting us so that we can keep up this important work.
Every day, clients like these show up needing our help. Will you help them? Will you make a donation today, so that we can improve our programs, providing more help to more people?
The need in our community is great, but together, we can meet that need. We’re here to help, and I know you are, too. Thank you for donating today.
We appreciate you more than we can say, and we share the gratitude of every one of our clients with you. THANK YOU.