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You're providing nutritious food for families.

You're providing nutritious food for families.

Barbie, Xyan, Natilee, Xariya

Xyan likes Jell-O, while Anthony prefers the noodles. Natilee and Xariya love the rice. But the children’s mom, Barbie, loves the fresh produce most of all. “My kids eat all the fruits and vegetables,” she says.

“We could never afford this healthy food on our own, so I’m extremely grateful we can feed our kids the right way.” The family is eating at University Settlement, one of our partner agencies in Southeast Cleveland. And as far as the kids are concerned, it’s a fun night out. “I really like coming here,” Natilee adds, “because I get to spend time with my family and friends and the food is good.”

Like many others in this blue-collar community, the family is struggling. But they know they aren’t alone. “There is a real sense of unity here,” Barbie explains. “The Food Bank and University Settlement brings everyone together. Knowing that there are people who care enough to help their struggling neighbors. It’s very encouraging. They’re giving us all hope.” Barbie continues: “The people who donate have shown us a real kindness. I hope that kindness comes back to them some day.” Thank you for giving this family healthy, nutritious food and hope for a better future!

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