Sara and Larry have two children, Ryder, 10, and Hazel, 3. The family began truly struggling to make ends meet in the winter of 2019 when Larry was laid off right before the holidays.
Just three months later in March of 2020, the pandemic struck.
As soon as the virus became widespread, the daycare Sara worked at shut down. She also began homeschooling her son, which meant he no longer had access to reduced-price meals the school provided.
After several weeks, Sara and Larry had used most of their savings to feed their children. They needed help.
Sara found an article in the local paper on Nourishment for the Needy, a Montgomery County Food Bank partner agency, and that day everything changed.
At Nourishment for the Needy, Sara was immediately welcomed with open arms and cried when she received her first bag of fresh food. Now, she comes back at least every two weeks to receive much needed assistance. She’s truly grateful for this help. This amazing assistance is made possible by your commitment and donations to Montgomery County Food Bank.
“Thank you for having open arms and a kind heart,” Sara says. “The work being done truly makes a big difference.”