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You might not guess that a simple pineapple could bring so much joy, but the sight of it was enough to make Sonia’s day during her recent visit to the free produce distribution at Einstein Medical Center.

Sonia moved to the United States from Peru 30 years ago, and she still loves making her Peruvian favorite, pineapple water.

“Thank you to the kind, generous people who think of others,” she says. “Many blessings to them.”

But that’s not the only reason Sonia is so happy. She’s been coming to the free produce distribution for a few months now and says she’s so grateful to you for the nutritious food.

“It’s very helpful, especially in today’s economy,” she says.

Sonia and her husband have two sons, ages 11 and 12. Sonia tries to make sure the kids have healthy food to eat — and she’s teaching them how to make it, too. Lately, they’ve been learning to make omelets, lemonade and — of course — pineapple water.

The boys eat free breakfast and lunch at school and Sonia says it’s hard making up for the loss of those meals during summer vacation. She’s happy to know your gifts will be there to help meet that need for food this summer.

“Thank you to the kind, generous people who think of others,” she says. “Many blessings to them.”

On behalf of the children, families and seniors we serve together, thank you for your partnership. You make the Delaware Valley a much healthier place to call home.