“Our pantries are located in areas with households struggling with food insecurity; where food options can be limited and rarely include fresh foods and vegetables. This lack of access to fresh, healthy food has contributed to poor diets and higher levels of obesity and diet-related illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease. We are enthusiastic about the variety of vegetables and the fruits we can now offer our clients and are eager to see the benefits of helping the hungry eat healthier.” – Sharon Tillmon, Director of Catholic Charities Emergency Assistance
“I received cabbage, cucumbers, snap green beans and broccoli … please continue to give fresh vegetables, it is healthier.” –Napoleon C.
“I received white potatoes, apples and bananas. Fresh fruits and vegetables are better and make groceries last longer.” – Sarah G.
“I received potatoes and onions and would like to see more fresh vegetables. It is healthier for my family and my husband who is diabetic.” – Bonnie C.
“I received sweet potatoes – they make my meals better. The onions were a nice touch.” – Gloria C.