Every day, the Foodbank serves brave men and women facing unthinkable challenges. Mothers and fathers struggling to put food on the table for their families. Seniors on fixed incomes choosing between meals and medication. Hardworking individuals who have fallen on bad times, looking for a helping hand.
Sometimes all they need is a little help and a little hope to get back on their feet. Even more so during the holidays.
By making a donation to the Foodbank, you can help turn a situation from one of hopelessness to one of hope. With just $10, you can help us distribute $60 worth of groceries to a neighbor in need. And in doing so, help someone feed their family and hold their head high through a difficult time.
And, while the food you helped put on their table may not last long once the kids sit down to dinner, the gift you’ve given them will be remembered long after the difficult times have passed… Hunger fades. Tough times come and go. But, hope is nonperishable.
Imagine… You’re living a good life in a grand old house with your family, looking out from your veranda onto a beautiful park and delighting in the smell of flowers in the summer air - but by winter, you’re stealing toilet tissue from a restaurant restroom and wondering how you’re going to put food on the table for yourself and your two children.
The reality is, we’re all only living one or two misfortunes away from losing the people or things we’re depending upon. If or when that happens, what would or could you do to survive its grim circumstances?
- Pamela M. Covington, A Day at the Fare: One Woman’s Welfare Passage
Speaking to encourage, writing to inspire, and advocating for the alleviation of poverty— this is what Pamela’s job description and life’s work entails today. But, Pamela M. Covington – speaker, author and advocate – had to fight for the very ground she now makes her platform.
Prior to her occupational successes, she can vividly recall a time when her financially secure, middle-class lifestyle gave way to an unexpected plunge into deep poverty. With few options, Pamela learned to make her own way. By leveraging safety net programs, like the Foodbank, to sustain her and her family’s basic needs, she was able to focus on pursuing an education and getting her family the life she knew they deserved.
With grace and true grit, Pamela emerged from her stint in poverty strong and triumphant. Today, she’s zealous about encouraging others to do the same and achieve their greatest potential. Pamela's story is one of hope, and it is hope that gets so many of the Foodbank’s clients through the day.
To learn more about Pamela’s work, visit her website at www.pamelamcovington.com. You can also connect with her via email, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.