The Executive Director of H.E.R.O.E.S. Care, Jon Jerome, continues to tell us about one young military spouse who, through her tears, apologized for having to ask for help. She told them that for the last two days, all she had for her three children to eat was a single box of macaroni and cheese and a hotdog... which she cut in thirds for them to share.
"That's why," Jerome began, "H.E.R.O.E.S. Care established a network of food pantries across the state open exclusively to military, members, Veterans and their families. Last year alone, more than 4,000 of these families received over 120 TONS of non-perishable foods through this life-saving program.
And now for the best part: Thanks to our relationship with area foodbanks, we are able to purchase food at an average of 10 cents per pound. A gift of only $10 provides 100 POUNDS of food for a family struggling to make ends meet as a result of the complex effects of service and both the seen and unseen wounds of war.
You have a chance to be a part of great goodness. They have given so much. Here's your chance to give a little something back. We promise to make your money work hard. Over 97 cents of every dollar we receive in donations is returned to military families in direct program services.
The need is great. The time is now. Thank you for your help."