"The Food Bank is there for everybody."

Charlie's Story

I lost my husband nineteen years ago. Everything was fine at first. But you get older, and your bank account dwindles. Suddenly you’re trying to get by on a fixed income and it’s just never enough.

I’ve been coming to the Food Bank for about two years now. The reception here is always wonderful. The first time I came here I really didn’t know what to expect, but everyone was friendly. It gives you peace of mind to know there’s a place you can go, that you don’t have to just sit at home and be hungry.

The fresh vegetables are my favorite. Even Daisy likes them—sometimes she gets a bite of my green beans. I’m just grateful for everything we get.

Charlie has been a client at the Community Food Bank in Green Valley for two years. Her service dog, Daisy, accompanies her.