As temperatures begin to rise, Lily and her mom, Jasmine, are gearing up for more time together outdoors. Thanks to friends like you, the two will have nutritious food to fuel their summer.
We met Lily and Jasmine at Arbors at McCormack Park, a food pantry supplied by the Great Plains Food Bank, where Jasmine received a box filled with nutritious food.
Jasmine’s husband Kyle is actively looking for work right now, while Jasmine stays home to care for Lily until she’s old enough to start school. Jasmine says the jobs that she is qualified for don’t pay enough to cover the cost of daycare.
Jasmine enjoys cooking for her family and creating the healthiest dishes possible with whatever ingredients she has on hand. One of the family’s favorite foods is spaghetti because meat isn’t necessary to make it a meal.
To offset costs at home, the family lives in a low-income apartment, hasn’t had a car in four years and doesn’t use internet at home.
“We don’t have much,” Jasmine says.
But thanks to you, the family has regular access to nutritious food, including fresh milk — which Jasmine says is one of the family’s biggest needs right now.
This summer, your generosity is making a lasting difference for children, families, and older adults across North Dakota and Clay County, Minnesota. Thank you for your partnership!
Lily and Jasmine sit on the slide outside the Arbors at McCormick Park, a Great Plains Food Bank partner food pantry.
“We don’t have much.”