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1 in 8 in Central Florida

1 in 8 people in our Central Florida community is facing hunger. Here are some of their stories.

Meet Rose

Meet Rose

Sometimes, I have to put food on the back burner and worry about other bills.
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Meet Maria

Meet Maria

Despite our best planning, life happens. Plans change. Maria knows this all too well.
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Meet Alfredia

Meet Alfredia

It’s incredible how a bag of groceries can change someone’s outlook.
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Meet Robin

Meet Robin

"To be honest, I usually don't have much left after paying for medications and rent," explains Robin.
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Meet Ferayda

Meet Ferayda

Every day, mothers make hundreds, if not thousands, of decisions for themselves and their families. As a mother of a toddler and infant twins, Ferayda knows this all too well.
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Meet Donna

Meet Donna

Donna has been caring for others for as long as she can remember. As a child, she helped a neighbor who fell while gardening. As a nurse, she cared for hundreds of patients throughout her career.
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Meet Janet

Meet Janet

Janet is not your average senior. This widow stays active by raising her five great grandkids by herself on a fixed income. Before she retired, Janet worked two jobs and even then, it wasn't enough.
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Meet Laurie

Meet Laurie

I went to buy a head of lettuce the other day, Laurie explains. "They wanted $4 for a head of lettuce. I can't afford that just for a head of lettuce that isn't going to last maybe one or two meals in our home."
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Meet Stephanie

Meet Stephanie

I never envisioned myself needing to go to a food pantry and asking for help, says Stephanie.
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Meet Georgia

Meet Georgia

If it weren't for this food pantry and these volunteers, I don't know if I'd be here today, she said as she waited outside a church in Sanford.
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Meet Dawn

Meet Dawn

Dawn and her husband, Ritchie, are parents again. After their daughter passed away in a car accident a few years ago, they adopted their two grandkids.
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Meet Annette

Meet Annette

Annette is a single mom in a multi-generational household. Her parents moved in recently to help her raise three kids.
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Margaret and Maria

Margaret and Maria

We lost everything, Margaret explained. "Our mobile home flooded, the roof is gone and the only way to get into the neighborhood is by boat."
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Meet Krista

Meet Krista

As single mom with five kids, Krista was already making tough financial choices before the pandemic hit.
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Meet Bobbi

Meet Bobbi

As a private nursing assistant, Bobbi is a friendly face when others need her the most. But today, she finds herself in need of a little help.
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Meet Crystal

Meet Crystal

Crystal says her family of six was comfortable before the pandemic hit. "There were times we had to rob Peter to pay Paul, but nothing like what we've had to do this year."
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Meet Merari

Meet Jimmy

I was connected with an angel on the other end of the phone.
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Meet Melissa

Meet Melissa

I have no idea what we would have done if we hadn't been able to connect with the pantry.
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