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Hungry? We Can Help

Living Hopefully.

You’re a Lifeline to Local Families

When you give, you help families overcome temporary setbacks so they can get back on solid footing and live their lives to the fullest. We met one such family on a recent visit to Family 2 Family — one of our food pantry partners at East Chattanooga Church of God.

James is a roofer, and he and his wife, Nadia, do their best make his income stretch to provide for their young sons — Jimmy, 8, Mike, 10, Daniel, 11, and Nicholas, 12. They’re usually able to get by just fine, but since his income fluctuates, some months their budget is really tight.

We met James during one such time, which was made worse when his truck broke down. Without transportation, he had even fewer work hours — and even less to spend at the grocery store.

Being able to visit Family 2 Family was especially helpful this past summer. All the boys are able to eat free meals at school, and covering those breakfasts and lunches while school was out would’ve been an insurmountable challenge without your generosity and compassion.

When we asked James if he had a message for the people who help put food on his family’s table, he was excited to tell you just how much your support means to him, Nadia and their boys.

“You have no idea what kind of difference this makes for us,” he says of Family 2 Family. “Worry and stress goes away, knowing that this blessing is here.”

Thank you sincerely for ensuring children and their families have balanced meals to share.