Claudia and her husband welcomed their precious baby girl, Julia, in April. They were thrilled to add another daughter to their family, but giving birth during a global pandemic came with considerable stress. Claudia now must care for the little one while also managing online learning for her older children — Mateo, 5, and Natalie, 11.
Claudia’s husband works in painting and construction, but his hours have been limited since the pandemic. Jobs are fewer and farther between, and there’s much more competition with so many people out of work.
Plus, the couple is always worried he may get sick. With an infant at home, contracting the virus is a real stressor.
“What if he gets sick and brings it home to us and the baby?” Claudia says. “But he has to work. He doesn’t have a choice.”
Fortunately, the family doesn’t have to fret about how they’ll afford food this holiday season. They recently learned about the One Gen Away Mobile Food Pantry with food provided by Second Harvest that visits Plaza Mariachi near their home in Nashville.
Your support means Claudia can prepare balanced meals for her family. Although her family is disappointed social distancing will keep them apart from loved ones during the holidays, she looks forward to her own family sharing a special meal together.
“I don’t worry about food for the holidays because I know I can come here,” Claudia says. “I’m so grateful.”