“I appreciate you — I’m very thankful.”

During the cold winter months, Brenda says she struggles to keep up with the increased cost to heat her home on top of her other bills. That’s why she’s especially grateful for donors like you right now.

We met Brenda at a Philabundance free produce market. She’s been coming for the last few months to pick up fresh food for her and her husband, who is retired.

Brenda still works at a plastic factory, but recently her hours at work were cut, leaving even more of a void in the couple’s budget. They aren’t eligible for SNAP benefits, making it difficult to afford groceries.

“Winter is the hardest,” Brenda says. “By the time the rent is paid, all the money is gone.”

Thanks to your generosity, Brenda is able to keep food on the table. “We need it and it’s very helpful,” she says of the fresh fruit and vegetables from the produce market.

Brenda also sees the need in the community around her and shares what food she can with friends who need help. She also lets them know about your support and the free produce market you help make available for the community.

“I appreciate you,” Brenda says to donors like you. “I am very thankful.”