Stories

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Stories

Anika is a sweet 2 year old girl that, like any other little girl, loves her dolls. When she hugs her doll, she is comforted with love, security and happiness. We met Anika last Christmas at our Toys for Tots distribution and immediately fell in love with her. What we didn’t realize at that time, was the long journey through the court system that her grandmother took in order to gain legal custody of her. Read More

I have my own private angel to thank. My husband, Dave McLelland, was diagnosed with Multiple System Atrophy, a degenerative neurological condition, in 2000. This would involve the gradual loss of muscle control and other major health issues. I was determined to care for him at home, but I had no idea how to manage. I have my own private angel to thank, and her name is Betty Wynn. I struggled trying to care for Dave by myself for two years when Betty arrived as part of the Senior Companion Program in 2002. If she hadn’t come, I wouldn’t have been able

STATISTICS

128,086
Clients Served

53,998
Clients Served

2,000,000 lbs.
of Food Distributed