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Deyarira

From Pueblo, CO

Story Type: People We Serve

Programs Used: Mobile Food Pantry

How We Helped: Nutritious Food

Care and Share had the pleasure of meeting two-year-old Deyarira and her older brother at one of our Mobile Food Pantry distributions. While they found a green patch of grass to sit on and enjoy their free lunch, their aunt, Alvina, picked out fresh produce to take home. As Deyarira’s legal guardian, Alvina knew that when her family grew from three kids to five, it was going to be harder to put enough nutritious food on the table.

“The Mobile Food Pantry helps us out because we are on a tight budget, and affording all the food we need is hard,” said Alvina.

She and her partner both have full-time jobs, and don’t qualify for federal assistance. Because of the Mobile Food Pantry, Alvina doesn’t have to decide between paying a bill or buying food. She has access to fresh produce and staple items, like noodles, that go a long way. “I’ve learned that it’s ok to ask for help. Don’t be ashamed and don’t be embarrassed… The Mobile Food Pantry teaches my kids what community is, and how to be grateful for what the community gives.”

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“The Mobile Food Pantry teaches my kids what community is, and how to be grateful for what the community gives.”

- Alvina