Stories From the Community: Deborah - Capital Area Food Bank
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Stories From the Community: Deborah

By Gabrielle Gilliam May 8, 2018

This past week I spoke with Deborah as she was selecting fresh produce at one of the food bank’s free community markets. Mothers and grandmothers, often there with young kids, are always among those we’re serving.

Deborah takes care of her three grandchildren, including the youngest, who was with her. He was bursting with four year old energy and zooming around the playground next door. Deborah wants to make sure that all her grandchildren get the food they need to grow strong and healthy, like fresh fruits and vegetables, but said that sometimes it’s hard to do that on her limited budget.
The market helps her fill in the gaps. She laughed happily about her grandson’s appetite for produce now, and told me that he’s showing no signs of slowing down. “I’m looking for a growth spurt from him soon!” she said.

If you’re interested in learning more about how you can support moms and grandmothers like Deborah, check out our Mother’s Day campaign.