We had the honor of serving a sweet couple in their early 60s today with an emergency box of food.
The reason why they stopped in asking for groceries hit home the fact that most of us are just one job loss or one major medical issue away from needing some help ourselves.
The couple have had a rough 2 years. He's recovering from cancer treatments and had to quit his construction job. She recently lost her job and is having back problems. Their household also includes an adult son who requires medical care and a beloved 9-year-old dog who provides stress relief during this difficult time.
"I'm sorry to bother you with this," our new friend said today as we packed up a box of essentials for his household.
"You have nothing to be sorry about," Barbara, our CONNECTS manager, quickly replied.
SO TRUE!! We never want local families in need who turn to us for groceries to feel badly for having to do so. That's why we're here!
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