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Sharon will never forget the day the restaurant next door to where she worked was demolished in a natural gas explosion that killed a restaurant server. The force of the explosion threw her against a wall, leaving her with bulging discs in her back and other significant health problems.
It’s a challenge to survive on the disability assistance she now receives, so she moved in with her 33-year-old son, Travis, just before COVID-19 shuttered schools and businesses.
Struggling to afford food, Sharon and Travis decided to ask for help for the first time. They visited a church pantry in Lee’s Summit, but so many people were seeking help for the first time that the agency ran out of food before Sharon and Travis made it through the line.
Then a friend told Sharon about a Harvesters mega-mobile distribution to be held at Truman Sports Complex.
At 9 a.m. sharp, Sharon pulled into line, and shortly after, she was thrilled to receive healthy fresh foods like potatoes, carrots and apples. She also received a pork shoulder, which she halved, placing a portion in the freezer and cooking the rest in her slow cooker.
”We were struggling,” Sharon says. “They filled our trunk. They even gave us toilet paper!”
To friends like you who support Harvesters and made such bounty available to her and her son, Sharon had these heartfelt words to share, “I thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
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