Like many of the neighbors served by NAM this year, Beverly has never asked for help before. But the last few years have been hard. In 2019, Beverly was in a car accident. She was 73 years old, and the accident broke her back, jaw, nose, and teeth.
While she was on medical leave from work, she was fired. Then came the winter storm of 2021. As temperatures plummeted, 14 pipes broke in Beverly’s home. The damage was extensive, and more than 18 months later, she has still not been able to return home.
“One thing I would like to say, no matter what you’re going through, God knows it,” says Beverly. “And you need to trust in Him.”
- Beverly, a real NAM client
As Beverly walked in that trust, a former co-worker told her about NAM. “My groceries were very, very low,” Beverly says. “So that’s when I went to NAM.”
Beverly enrolled in the Senior Food program, which provides supplemental groceries to seniors. In a typical month she receives two large bags of non-perishable food, as well as additional fresh and frozen items.
NAM also helped Beverly apply for SNAP benefits to stretch her grocery budget further. “Social security isn’t enough to cover everything,” she says. “It’s enough to cover my house payment, but it doesn’t cover anything else.” “I didn’t want to be a burden to my children,” she adds. “I don’t know what I would have done if NAM hadn’t helped me.”
We serve lots of neighbors like Beverly. NAM provided food to nearly 21,000 households this year, but we need more help to keep this program going.
To honor NAM's 40th anniversary, our #40for40 campaign is hoping to raise at least $40 from supporters like you so we can keep feeding the hungry in our community. Please bless NAM, and the neighbors we serve, with your #40for40 contribution now.