“As a volunteer, nothing beats walking a family through a food pantry for the first time. To me, volunteering means being the smiling face to families who are stressed. I just say, “Let’s get some food. It’s going to be alright.”Read More
"Her little boy walked in. He was holding an empty green bean can to his mouth, drinking the juice from the bottom of it. I asked what he was doing and she said, 'He’s hungry. That’s all the food we have left in the house.' I asked her how and when they would get more food. She looked me in the eyes and said, 'I don’t know.'Read More
MOM had an extra busy day in its sorting area on Friday. An extra twenty volunteers filled the pantry during a normally quiet afternoon, unloading and sorting pallets upon pallets of boxes of food, thanks to two extra truck fulls of food, given to MOM by Second Harvest Food Bank.Read More
"Rather than throwing the broken eggs away, they painstakingly went through dozens and dozens of eggs saving those possible, washing them carefully, and repackaging them into new egg cartons, so that those who come to MOM can have this versatile protein packed food."Read More
"As a kid, there was a stretch where I remember watching cartoons on Saturday mornings hungry in our trailer in Charleston, Illinois. Now I #volunteer on Saturday mornings so local kids can have breakfast before their cartoons. #giveback #keeppurposeconstant " - MOM VolunteerRead More
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