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Donna, 72, and her husband, 73, moved to Wabaunsee County, Kan., after they retired. They relocated from Kansas City to be closer to their son’s family. Making the small town of fewer than 500 residents home, also meant a more affordable cost of living compared to life in Kansas City.
“We’re both seniors and we’re retired, so we rely on Social Security only,” Donna says. “There’s not a lot of play on anything.”
The couple’s limited monthly income took a major hit when her husband was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. His costly medications have pushed their budget to its breaking point.
Although she’s skilled at finding good deals on groceries, Donna was truly relieved when she learned about Harvesters’ mobile food distribution that visits Alma, Kansas, a town about 12 miles away.
She was excited to pick up a whole case of canned tuna — one of her husband’s favorite foods — on a recent visit, as well as soup, fresh apples and other fruits and vegetables.
“I feel lucky to have found out about Harvesters,” Donna says. “It’s kind of like getting a present every month! It’s been a real blessing for us.”
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