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“People rise up and they fall down, and when you reach the bottom, you need that help.”
Erich works as a physical therapy assistant at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford and is the sole breadwinner for his family of five.
“I’m trying to follow a better diet so I can get off my expensive medication.”
“I needed help, but I was afraid of being judged.”
The medical costs to save the life of her 4-year-old son, diagnosed with a brain tumor, led Heba’s family to lose their home.
“I went about a week with absolutely nothing to eat. I thought I would never see myself in that situation.”
“To wake up and not know how and when I was going to eat was scary.”
“I’m so thankful. I’m a whole lot further than I was before. Sometimes people just need help to get them through.”
“Money is always tight. It doesn’t go as far as it used to.”
“I’ve been coming every Thursday to help supplement my grocery budget.”
“The groceries I get there every month, including fresh produce, really make a difference.”
“My kids are healthier and stronger today because of the fresh produce we got.”