September 03, 2016
by Andrew R. for NTFB

A Mother Can Feed Her Kids, Thanks to You

September 03, 2016
by Andrew R. for NTFB

juana-familyJuana’s two sons — Emmanuel, 10, and Christian, 12 — attend Sam Houston Elementary in Dallas. While they’re at school, Juana stays home caring for their baby sister, Sofia, who’s nearly 2.

Right now, Juana’s husband is the family’s sole provider. Because he works in construction, money can be tight when he’s between jobs or if there’s a long string of bad weather stalling a project. This lack of steady income makes it difficult for Juana to afford enough groceries each month.

Even though her boys can now access school meals during most of the week, Juana still has to find a way to feed them on evenings and weekends. And thanks to you, there’s a simple solution.

Whenever her family is running low on groceries, Juana supplements their food budget by visiting the pantry at Emmanuel and Christian’s school. Through this program, which was created through your support of the North Texas Food Bank, Juana picks up the nutritious fruits, vegetables and other items she needs to make balanced meals for her family.

Juana can also use one of the many recipes pantry volunteers pass out along with the food. She loves to make her little ones a healthy sauté that uses squash, garlic, onions and cilantro.

Having nutritious, balanced meals on the table is so important for a child’s development and well-being. Without access to enough healthy food, Emmanuel and Christian have problems concentrating at school and would be at risk for behavioral issues and illness.

It’s a comfort for Juana to be able to fill her family’s table with wholesome meals. She struggles to find the words to express her gratitude for your support.

“I’m so thankful,” Juana says, with sincerity.

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juana-familyJuana’s two sons — Emmanuel, 10, and Christian, 12 — attend Sam Houston Elementary in Dallas. While they’re at school, Juana stays home caring for their baby sister, Sofia, who’s nearly 2.

Right now, Juana’s husband is the family’s sole provider. Because he works in construction, money can be tight when he’s between jobs or if there’s a long string of bad weather stalling a project. This lack of steady income makes it difficult for Juana to afford enough groceries each month.

Even though her boys can now access school meals during most of the week, Juana still has to find a way to feed them on evenings and weekends. And thanks to you, there’s a simple solution.

Whenever her family is running low on groceries, Juana supplements their food budget by visiting the pantry at Emmanuel and Christian’s school. Through this program, which was created through your support of the North Texas Food Bank, Juana picks up the nutritious fruits, vegetables and other items she needs to make balanced meals for her family.

Juana can also use one of the many recipes pantry volunteers pass out along with the food. She loves to make her little ones a healthy sauté that uses squash, garlic, onions and cilantro.

Having nutritious, balanced meals on the table is so important for a child’s development and well-being. Without access to enough healthy food, Emmanuel and Christian have problems concentrating at school and would be at risk for behavioral issues and illness.

It’s a comfort for Juana to be able to fill her family’s table with wholesome meals. She struggles to find the words to express her gratitude for your support.

“I’m so thankful,” Juana says, with sincerity.

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