At age 75, Frank walks with a cane, and his back constantly hurts him. If it weren’t for the generosity of people like you, he says he’d have to find a way to work again — despite his age and ailments.
“It really helps me out,” he says of the warm meals and nutritious groceries he receives from the Milan Mustard Seed, a Second Harvest Partner Agency.
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Frank is retired now, after serving in the military and working 35 years selling family portraits.
Though he traveled for his work, he’s always called Tennessee home. He raised his three children in the area, but lives alone now that they’re all grown.
Like many seniors, Frank receives Social Security income, but says it’s challenging to live on that alone. And this time of year, he’s paying more utility costs just to keep his home warm.
When we met Frank, he was sitting down to a hot meal at the Mustard Seed. And when he runs out of food at home, Frank can also pick up healthy staples from the Mustard Seed’s food pantry, like frozen meat and fresh vegetables.
At times when the budget is especially tight, Frank is so thankful friends like you make it easier for him to access healthy groceries close to his home. He says the food helps him stretch his budget until his next social security check comes in.
“I greatly appreciate it,” he says of your support. Thank you for choosing to give to Second Harvest so neighbors like Frank never have to worry about missing vital meals. Your generosity is the first and most important step to providing seniors with ongoing access to nutritious food!