Kimberly’s family has had a tough few years. From her mom’s recent stroke to being evicted from their home and living in hotel rooms, Kimberly and her children weren’t able to catch their breath.
They were very grateful to qualify for housing assistance, but as they were moving out of the hotel room to a newly constructed home, the family still had the burden of moving expenses. Kimberly needed help to stock her new pantry and was thankful to discover Wildwood United Methodist Church, a partner agency of Montgomery County Food Bank.
The pantry supplied her and her family with the healthy food they needed as they got their fresh start.
“It [was] a tremendous help,” Kimberly says.
Several months after moving into their new house, Kimberly took in her sister’s three children as her own. There were almost twice as many kids to provide for. Kimberly’s oldest, Valencia, 13, says, “We went from a family of four to a family of seven children.”
Around this same time, Wildwood’s pantry got back in touch with the family and assured Kimberly she could call and ask for help with anything they needed – from food to laundry, to toys to prayer.
“Anything we need,” Kimberly says. “We have a great support system. I appreciate the time and effort to reach out to people...that are needing help.”
Because of you, families like Kimberly’s receive the care they need in times of crisis, and her children will be heading back to school better equipped to learn and thrive. Your pledge to fight hunger for families who are struggling to make ends meet is sincerely inspiring. Thank you!