Your Gifts Help Feed A Family in Need
Posted by Philabundance on May 25th, 2016
Ginette is a hardworking single mom with two school-age children, Connor, 9, and Gwen, 16.* Lately, it’s been tough making ends meet, especially now that Ginette has to devote most of her time to caring for Gwen, who has been too ill to attend school.
Despite these difficulties, Ginette tries to make the most of her situation. Because Gwen is still a couple of years from graduation, Ginette signed her daughter up for online high school courses so she doesn’t fall behind on her studies. Meanwhile, she does what she can to support Connor, who attends the local elementary school.
But without a reliable source of income beyond a small amount of public assistance, Ginette still constantly worries about being able to put food on the table for both her children. And with summer just around the corner, things will become even more challenging when she has to replace the free meals Connor now receives at school.
Thankfully, Ginette learned about the Bristol Borough Community Action Group, a Philabundance partner agency, near her family’s home. Each time the pantry’s executive director, Pastor Jeff, stops by her home, he comes with a box of food that makes up for most of the groceries she’s unable to afford at the store — including healthier items, like fruits and vegetables.
Because of you, Connor, Gwen and many other boys and girls in our community can access the food they need to thrive. This means so much to mothers like Ginette, who knows she wouldn’t be able to feed her kids without everything your generous gifts provide.
“Thank you for thinking of us,” says Ginette. “It’s so nice to know people care and will help.”
*Children’s names have been changed.