Rebecca’s Story

Going without a paycheck for over a month can take a toll. It’s especially hard for Rebecca because she has two grandchildren who depend on her. Before COVID-19 hit the…

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Howard’s Story

It’s been over a month since Missouri’s stay-at-home order was issued, forcing many businesses to close and leaving numerous people out of a job. Even with the amount of time…

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Linda’s Story

Linda was born and raised in Portageville and knows how poor her community is. “There’s a lot of people here that need this,” Linda said of a mobile food distribution…

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Edgar’s Story

With the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the nation, it’s leaving a trail of unemployed people who are struggling to feed their families.  Edgar, from Jackon, is one of the millions of people…

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Briesha & Orlando

The world of COVID-19 is a difficult one for small businesses to navigate.   Orlando, owner of Point A to Point B Transit, can attest to that.   “Before COVID-19 happened, everybody…

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Mike’s Story

A hero is someone who is admired for courage, outstanding achievements or noble qualities. While some people consider movie stars or athletes to be heroes, Mike puts food bank volunteers and…

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Jimmy’s Story

Despite the long line of cars in front of him, Jimmy didn’t mind waiting to get food from a recent COVID-19 Response mobile food pantry provided by Southeast Missouri Food…

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Bailey’s Story

Bailey and her husband had just bought a house. Her 7-year-old son was in a good school, and Bailey is on track to graduate in December with a bachelor’s degree…

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Billy’s Story

It’s easy to let pride get in the way of doing things — even those things necessary to live, like eating when you’re hungry. Billy encourages people to visit mobile…

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When You’re Hungry

Hunger can affect people differently, but a common sentiment expressed is “when you’re hungry enough, you’ll eat anything.” Alice echoed those words at a recent mobile food pantry at Life…

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