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With two teenagers at home, Dyisha says it’s often difficult to keep her kitchen stocked. She’s raising 13-year-old Heaven and her older brother, Deandre, 17, on her own in Kansas City.
"The kids are always hungry,” Dyisha says.
She’s grateful Heaven and Deandre can eat free meals in the school cafeteria. But when those meals aren’t available during June, July and August, Dyisha has a hard time affording enough food for her family.
That is, until she learned about Seton Center. The organization partners with Harvesters to provide local families with the nutritious groceries they can’t afford on their own.
Dyisha says it’s a relief to have help with food. She’s especially grateful for the quality of the items she’s able to pick up. Deandre and Heaven both have a sweet tooth, and Dyisha loves bringing home fresh peaches and pears — some of their favorite fruits.
Having access to healthy food also has helped Dyisha teach her kids about good nutrition. Heaven often helps out in the kitchen — Dyisha calls her the “sous chef” — and cooking together is a great opportunity for the pair to bond and discuss the importance of what they eat.
We asked Dyisha if she had a message for the generous people who help keep Seton Center stocked with groceries, and she was excited to share her thanks.
"Thank you for the kindness you have for donating to families who need help,” she says. “It’s very kind and generous.”
Thanks to you, Harvesters clients like Dyisha and her family can access the nutrition they need. Please consider giving here.