Dear Community Friend,
I hope this letter finds you in good health and spirits. As the Executive Director of St. Michaels Community Center, I want to share with you a heartwarming story about a family in our community and how our food distribution program has made a significant difference in their lives.
Sandra*, a young girl from the family, has shared her story with us about how our food pantry and community café have impacted her family. Sandra's family consists of three generations living under the same roof, and with six mouths to feed, it is challenging for them to make ends meet. They have been struggling to put food on the table, and it has been challenging for them to make nutritious meals.
Sandra told us that before they discovered our food distribution program, they often had to skip meals, and sometimes her parents had to go without food so that the children could eat. She says, "It was really tough sometimes. My mom and dad worked hard, but they still couldn't pay for everything we needed. I've been hungry a lot. Sometimes we've had to go to bed without dinner. School was harder when I was hungry all the time."
However, since they started receiving food from our food pantry and community café, things have improved significantly. Sandra said, "Now we have food in the house all the time. Mom gets fruits and vegetables, and we even get meat and eggs. Plus, the food is really good."
Sandra also mentioned that the program has helped her grandparents, who live with her family. They are on a fixed income, and it is often hard for them to make ends meet. Sandra says, "My grandparents need the food program too. It's helped them save money on groceries, and they don't have to worry about buying enough food for all of us."
It is stories like Sandra's that remind us of the importance of our food distribution program. No one should have to go hungry, especially not families with children and seniors who are already struggling to make ends meet.
As a nonprofit organization, we rely on the support of our community to continue providing essential programs like our food distribution program. We are asking for your support to ensure that families like Sandra's continue to have access to healthy food.
Your donation can make a significant impact on the lives of families in our community. Just $50 can provide a week's worth of food for a family of four. Every donation, no matter the size, makes a difference in the lives of those we serve.
With your support, we can continue to provide healthy food options and create a more equitable community for everyone.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
PS Your support makes a big difference in someone’s life. Please make a donation by clicking here or using the button below. Thank you!
*Individual’s name has been changed to protect privacy.
The St. Michaels Community Center is a 501(C)(3) registered non-profit, with your donations deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Please consider helping our neighbors in need as part of your legacy by including the St. Michaels Community Center in your estate plans.
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