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You Bring Hope to Families like Eva’s

It’s tough to watch your kids open the fridge and see it empty

With four kids at home and only one income, it’s hard for Eva to keep her kitchen stocked with healthy groceries for her family. Her husband works outside the home while she cares for their children, ages 10, 6, 2, and 15 months.

Eva recently earned her GED certification so she can find a job to help supplement her husband’s income. But their youngest child is having surgery soon and will require Eva’s around-the-clock care.

Eva’s husband works in construction, but his income isn’t stable from week to week. Work slows during the rainy season, leaving the family without a paycheck sometimes.

The older children receive free lunches at school, though Eva says it’s especially challenging to make up for meals when the kids are at home. She says it’s difficult to watch her kids open the refrigerator and ask for food — food that often isn’t there.

Thankfully, Eva connected with the food pantry at First Baptist Shelbyville, a Partner Agency of Second Harvest. Your gifts help make sure this food pantry is stocked with healthy groceries, including fresh fruits and vegetables.

Now, her children can be better prepared for success in the classroom as a new school year gets underway.

“Thank you,” Brian says to donors like you. “[You] definitely give a lot.”

“With all this food, you’re helping so many people,” Eva says, thanking you for your generosity.

We couldn’t agree more with Eva’s sentiment. We’re so grateful for your partnership in feeding hungry Tennesseans and working to solve hunger issues in our community.

Help other families like Eva’s who are facing difficult times this fall.

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