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Single moms like Michelle are thankful for you.

Single moms like Michelle are thankful for you.

Michelle

Michelle used to take as many shifts as she could at her waitressing job to provide for her son Jayden.

“Sometimes I need help feeding my son,” Michelle says, looking down at 8-year-old Jayden.

After months of unemployment, now is one of those times. Unfortunately, she hasn’t been able to work at all since she suffered a serious heart attack in January. She now has a stint in her heart and takes blood thinners daily.

This year has been tremendously hard on Michelle, but she says she’s fortunate to have some really good friends who are helping her through this difficult time — including friends like you, who give to help stock the shelves at Catholic Charities, a Greater Cleveland Food Bank partner in Mansfield, Ohio.

Michelle visits the food pantry — which is also a beneficiary of the Harvest for Hunger campaign — to pick up healthy groceries, including fresh fruits and vegetables, to get her through the month. Jayden is an adventurous eater and loves peaches, tuna and even red cabbage. The food Michelle receives keeps Jayden growing strong.

He’s really into baseball and he loves to read — he can’t wait for this summer and hopes to spend long days at the park. His mom is greatly relieved to know she’ll be able to fuel his energy with plenty of nutritious food.

“This means more to me than anyone could ever express.”

Michelle admits it’s not easy to ask for help, but she’s so grateful for friends like you, who are there when she needs a hand up.

“Thank you,” she says. “This means more to me than anyone could ever express.”

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