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Many of the people we serve together are like Bernice. She’s a savvy shopper and can typically get by on her own just fine. But when her budget is especially tight, she’s grateful to have somewhere to turn for help with food.
Bernice lives in Grandview, Mo., just a few blocks from her daughter’s family. Bernice has eight precious grandchildren between her daughter and two sons, who live in Kansas. Bernice enjoys being close to family and spends a lot of time with her neighbors, too. She’s been on her own since her husband, a former firefighter, passed away a couple years ago.
Although she’s now in her golden years, Bernice continues to work to support herself. She has a job with the election board, but there are times when her income just isn’t enough to keep the bills paid and afford healthy groceries.
That’s why she’s so glad she learned about her local Harvesters mobile pantry from one of her neighbors. We met Bernice as she gathered fresh fruit at Trinity Temple, one of our partners in Grandview, and she talked about how helpful the food has been.
“In winter, this helps with utilities,” she says of the pantry. “It frees up money to pay for other things.”
Your support brings real relief to so many people like Bernice — and they’re so very grateful. When she’s able, Bernice makes sure to give back to pay your generosity forward. She really appreciates knowing she doesn’t have to sacrifice good food to pay her bills.
"Thank you very much,” Bernice says. “This really helps save money!”
Thanks to you, Harvesters clients like Bernice can access the nutritious produce they need. Please consider giving here.