While many families are doing better economically since the Great Recession officially ended in 2009, some are lagging behind, especially those living in rural areas, small towns and in communities of color.
Kathy, a Second Harvest client, knows that story all too well. She says people may look like they’re doing well financially because they have a running car or a house, but in reality, they are running on financial fumes.
“You don’t know what’s inside. You don’t know who needs food, because all you see is the surface. My husband lost his job, and our cupboards were bare,” she said.
She appreciates the produce options available at Second Harvest, which she can’t afford on her own. “Both my husband and I are diabetic. The fresh food and vegetables are very important to us, because they’re very expensive to get in the store.”