They have gone without their families and the comforts of home that we take for granted.
They have risked their lives for you and me. I’m talking about our service men and women — real
Sadly, too many of these brave men and women often face hardship, struggle…and hunger.
For more than 72,000 children, families, senior citizens and yes, even veterans in Northeast
Louisiana, there is no freedom from hunger this summer.
Jimmy, who served with the Army in Afghanistan, returned home to his wife, Bethany, and their
three children. He was injured in the line of duty and still experiences pain. He is still trying to
readjust to civilian life, find a job, and support his family.
“You have no idea how great it is to be home with my family, but I’m frustrated too,” Jimmy said. “I had
hoped to have a job by now. The bills are piling up and by the end of the month, we don’t have enough
money to buy food.”
No one should go hungry in our community, especially the brave men and women who
have already sacrificed so much. Your gift today to the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana helps
provide good food to veterans, their families and others who are hungry. Every $10 donated
provides 55 meals. Your generosity will make a real difference in their lives.
“I heard about the Food Bank, so I went to see what it was all about, and I was so thankful to receive
groceries to help feed my family,” Jimmy said. “It is wonderful to know that people care. It gives me and
my family hope for the future.”
Your support makes it possible. Please help us provide food and hope to our troop members
and our hungry neighbors in need. Please make your gift today.
Thank you for caring,