"That's when I realized I don't have to go to bed hungry."

Debbie's Story

I don’t think my mother realized how broke I really was. You don’t tell your mom you don’t have it.

But when I went through that situation, my mom told me to check out the Food Bank. That’s when I realized I don’t have to go to bed hungry.

I’ve been volunteering with the Food Bank for seven years now. And if I hear that someone is having trouble putting food on the table, I tell them about the Food Bank. They help in any way they can, and there’s more than just food here.

The Giffords Center helps with all kinds of things—that has been a nice addition to the Food Bank. I used it when I had to renew my food stamps. I came in and they helped me fill out all the paperwork.

People say, “The Food Bank?” And I say, “Yes, they do so much.”

When Debbie fell on hard times, she followed her mother’s advice and turned to the Community Food Bank, where she discovered services beyond food assistance. Now, she volunteers with the Food Bank and eagerly encourages others in need to seek assistance.