Mary works for the school district and she loves her job. Unfortunately, in her position, she doesn’t get paid during the summer break while the schools are closed. She worked during summer school, but there was a gap between summer school and the fall semester where she had no income.

Mary is a single parent of three growing daughters. She knew she had to do something to keep food on the table. Luckily, she mentioned her struggles to a friend who had recently begun coming to the Village Pantry. 

The next time her friend needed to come to Mission Central, she picked Mary up and brought her to the Village Pantry. She was able to get groceries and toiletries to help her bridge the gap while she was not working. 

At Mission Central, we understand that basic necessities are the foundation for a healthy and secure life, and our commitment to meeting these needs is unwavering. We are so grateful for our dedicated volunteers and donors who help us fight hunger every week! You all are the heart and soul of our Village Pantry, and we couldn’t do it without you. Thank you for making a difference in our community! #volunteerappreciation #foodbank #hungerrelief