Rachel’s been trying hard to get her family back on solid footing, but a series of financial setbacks has made it very difficult.
First, she lost the dental office job she’d had for seven years because her health was failing. Then, she lost her car because she couldn’t make the payments. That meant she couldn’t become an Uber driver, as planned.
In just a few short months, this self-sufficient single mom of three went from making ends meet to missing rent payments. It’s certainly not a situation Rachel herself ever thought she’d be in. If it weren’t for your generosity, Rachel wouldn’t be able to put food on the table for her kids Payten, Brody and Paisley.
“I never thought I’d be coming to places like this…” Rachel told us as she gathered fruits and vegetables at a free Philabundance produce distribution at Bucks County Community College. She brought with her Payten, who will soon start her senior year of high school, Brody, who’s a rising fourth grader, and Paisley, her shy 2 year-old.
Rachel told us what a relief it’s been to visit the produce distribution. With summer on the horizon, she’s going to need extra help to feed her kids without the security of school meals.
Rachel, reflecting on what your support means to her, shared her gratitude for generous people like you who help make free programs like these possible.
“Thank you,” she said with emotion in her voice. “We wouldn’t have food without you.”
Your partnership is so greatly appreciated — and greatly needed — by the people we serve together. Thank you for fighting hunger with Philabundance!
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