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Tamara's Story

With three children and one on the way, money can get tight for Tamara's family. "My husband works hard, but sometimes we have very little money left after paying our bills," she shares. Struggling to put food on the table, Tamara wsa desperate for help. Thankfully, someone told her about the City Rescue Mission. When Tamara called the Mission’s Family Care Ministry for grocery assistance, she felt comforted by the caring response from staff. “They were able to give me groceries that very same day. I was treated with kindness and no one made me feel like I was less of a person because I couldn’t afford food.” 


Without the Mission, Tamara says she wouldn’t be able to give her children well balanced, nutritional meals. Her kids get excited when she comes home with groceries from the Mission. “They love seeing all of the different foods. We use everything we receive from the food pantry. Nothing ever goes to waste.”

"This place feels like home"

Tamara is grateful for the emotional support she receives along with her grocery assistance. “This place feels like home. I’ve built wonderful relationships with the people here. They’re like family to me and have helped me through some difficult times of my life, like when I lost a child.”


This life-changing help is only possible because of the Mission’s generous Partners In Hope. “We would really be struggling without the Mission. I can’t imagine what our lives would be like without this extra help. My family is so thankful.”