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December 31, 2013

  Areas, Stories, United States

The gift that keeps on giving

The Rios family was going through a very difficult time. The mother has severe diabetes and just found out she was pregnant with their third child. Because of her high risk pregnancy, Mrs. Rios’ medical bills were astronomical. The family was struggling to get by. As our local partners were going door-door introducing the Food Pak program, they knocked on the Rios family’s door. The volunteers explained the Food Pak program and asked if the Rios’ would like to be part of the program. The family was so amazed that someone would be willing to serve them that they gratefully accepted. The  ...

  Areas, Stories, United States

Family first

Edgara nd Maria are married and have 4 children but have recently become of family of 10. Edgar’s brother and sister-in-law have had drug addictions which have made their home a hostile environment for their children. Edgar and Maria agreed to welcome their nieces and nephews into their home as a temporary safe haven. While Edgar is employed full-time, the needs of the additional children proved to be a financial strain on the family. Our local partners have been able to begin bringing Food Paks, which has helped the family and the children to meet a real need in a serious family crisis.  ...

  Areas, Latin America, Stories

Hope in the DR

Tomasina Santana is an elderly woman living at the northern edge of the Ozama River in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Poverty is rampant in this area and several families are forced to live under one roof. Tomasina lives in a small shack with five other adults and two children. Due to her age and health, Tomasina is unable to work and provide for her family. She relies on donations from people to survive. Our partners’ team of volunteers tirelessly reaches out to children and families on the river bank providing food, shoes and other resources. This has allowed them to meet  ...