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“When I’ve been at the school to help in Edwina’s classroom, I’ve seen children ask for a second breakfast,” Felicia says of her granddaughter’s classmates. “They’re not getting enough to eat the night before.”
That’s why Felicia began volunteering at the Harvesters pop-up pantry that shares fresh, healthy groceries at New Chelsea Elementary, where Edwina goes to school.
Felicia says she knows many families at New Chelsea have to make tough choices, like deciding whether to purchase groceries, medicine or clothing. Through the school pantry, you help alleviate the worries struggling parents face through the school pantry.
Felicia also picks up food for a family who lives across the street from her and lacks transportation — the nearest grocery store is four miles from their neighborhood.
“As a mother, I’m going to do anything and everything to care for my kids — and my neighbors,” Felicia says.
After raising four children on her own, Felicia can relate to her neighbors’ financial problems. She now works two jobs to provide for herself, her daughter, who has a disability, and little Edwina.
Affectionately described as a “tom girl” by her grandma, Edwina loves to climb trees, jump from heights, run and read. Felicia’s so glad she can provide her with the fuel she needs to stay active and focused.
Edwina’s favorite foods are chicken, broccoli and cauliflower, and thanks to you, these healthy items are available to her family and countless others. Please consider giving here.