Alleviating hunger by
creating access to food.


Albertina and her husband immigrated to the United States from Guatemala. The trip was long, hard and expensive. Some days they went without food. There were days they slept on the road.

“Thank God we are here now, because we are free. My husband works every day in the mountains cutting brush. He makes little bundles, and for every 100 bundles he gets $50. From the $50 he is earning, $10 comes out to pay for his ride.

“We try to make it work. I have two children in Guatemala and I need to send them money. I have to pay my rent and electricity. The money goes so quickly. Sometimes it just isn’t enough, so the food box helps us a lot. Thank you so much for that box, truly. Because in our country they don’t treat us like this, giving us a box of food. That you will never see, not even the mention of it.”

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