Why Sylvia’s story matters so much today.


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America’s hunger crisis is getting a lot of attention today.  You’ve probably read stories about the cuts to food stamps that started today or learned about even deeper cuts in the Farm Bill that is about to be finalized in Congress.  Maybe you’re reading about disaster relief efforts to help families who have lost so much to flooding.

Today, we’re not going to talk about policy or the hottest news of the day.

We’re going to talk about Sylvia, a soldier’s wife on the front lines of hunger.   Sylvia inspires us because she uses her personal struggles with hunger to help others overcome the stigma of asking for help. Without her help other families in her community may suffer with hunger in silence.

Neighbors like Sylvia are more than clients, they are part of  our Food Bank community.  We meet them because the last crisis they encountered is the one that has pushed them to the edge of hunger.   And now they need our help.   With your support, we can provide personalized, caring hunger relief that can inspire them to make sure nobody in their community goes hungry alone.

Sylvia’s story matters so much because now more than ever, we need a strong and united community.

But we don’t want to give away too much of the story.  You can read it for yourself in the current issue of feedback.

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