Summer months can be a hungry time for families when children don’t have access to the meals they normally receive at school. Programs like the Mobile Food Pantry deliver missing mals.
“With everything going on in the world, it gets hard. I’m a single mom to a 7-year-old,” P.J. said. “It’s a big relief to know that I have the fresh produce to feed my family,” and that “’you’re not being judged because you need anything.’” Having grown up on a farm, P.J., is used to living off the land, so she tries to be as self sufficient as possible. She raises chickens, grows a garden and is passing these skills down to her daughter, Katrina. She’s particularly grateful that the Mobile Food Pantry provides fresh produce, which supplements her garden’s harvest and the shelf-stable food she typically purchases using SNAP benefits.
“I’d prefer to have fresh. And that’s so much more costly to buy in the store,” P.J. said. Thank you for partnering with Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank to reach our Northland neighbors who are struggling to put nutritious food on their tables this summer!
We couldn’t feed our neighbors without partners like you. Here’s a few other community partners who are generously supporting our efforts:
- Cleveland Cliffs Foundation
- Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation
- Thrivent Financial for Lutherans