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Brenda Can Feed Her Grandchildren, Thanks to You

Joey is only 13 years old, but he already dreams of being a chef one day. Thanks to the nutritious groceries you help provide for him and his family, he’s practicing his kitchen skills — and getting nourishment for his future. 

“He calls himself  ‘chef Joey,’ ” says Brenda, Joey’s grandmother. 

Brenda and her husband are raising Joey and two other grandchildren. Brenda works at a fast food restaurant to help make ends meet for their family, but her husband has a disability that prevents him from working. 

“We’re just needing some help right now until he can get on his feet,” Brenda says. 

That’s why Brenda visits the food pantry at Mt. Juliet Help Center, a Partner Agency of Second Harvest. She says the groceries her family takes home from the food pantry are helping them survive the time when her husband can’t work. 

“If it wasn’t for [the food pantry], we wouldn’t make it,” Brenda says. 

Her husband is diabetic, and Joey has a heart murmur. Most of the family members take at least one medication, and they must pay out-of-pocket for their prescriptions. 

“Everything we can save can help pay for medications,” Brenda says. 

Thank you for giving generously so neighbors like Brenda can keep food on the table for their families. “We very much appreciate the people that donate,” Brenda says. 

Your continued support enables Second Harvest to provide much-needed food to families like Brenda’s in Middle and West Tennessee.

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