From the Winter 2022 Local Harvest Newsletter.
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“I’m still in need.”
Regina’s words have been echoed by thousands of us in the wake of the pandemic, and her gratitude for friends like you also reflects the thanks being expressed by so many.
Regina, 50, is a proud homeowner and teaches her adult children the value of home ownership.
“I try to teach my kids to buy their homes or rent to own, so they won’t get caught up in losing their house every time there’s a recession,” she says.
But because Regina owns her home, she doesn’t qualify for SNAP benefits. She receives Social Security disability income, but the monthly $750 check barely stretches to pay her basic expenses.
Last summer, Regina’s 9-year-old grandson moved in with her. She adores him and is so glad she can care for him, but that also means an added strain on her food budget.
“We often run out of food,” Regina says.
Thanks to friends like you, she can turn to Harvesters distributions for the healthy food both she and her grandson need.
You’re making healthy food accessible to our neighbors of all ages across northeastern Kansas and northwestern Missouri. Thank you for your partnership!