She’s been a volunteer for over a decade, bringing in four generations of her family. Hear her story in her own words.

“The pantry… I don’t know if I can express exactly what it means to me. I’d gone to the pantry one day to get food but I got support and love and peace and family. I can go there at any time and get support, not just food, but emotional, spiritual, and physical. It’s more than a pantry, it’s a family. It’s a community and there’s no judgment – whether you need food or don’t, whether you need just a home… everyone is there.  

I have been here 8 years and it seems like it hasn’t been that long. I made so many awesome, wonderful friends and lost some friends. I don’t know where I’d be without this pantry, to be able to work with it, in it, for it, and to do the things that I get to do every day. It’s a humbling experience. It’s life’s hug. My grandchildren have been raised in that pantry and I know my great grandchildren, as well.  There they love everyone and everyone loves them; it’s family.”

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