As a psychologist I know that if you don’t have your basic needs met, nothing else matters. Hunger trumps every activity. Without food, clothing and shelter, there is no possibility of learning, working or even existing—much less growing and thriving. I think about this when deciding where to apply my time and energy.Read More
As a person that has dedicated my career to educating children, I have seen first-hand how poverty and hunger affect daily the ability of children to learn. MOM's efforts to address hunger make a difference. When children have enough to eat, they are able to focus on their fundamental need to learn.Read More
I have heard firsthand from those we serve how grateful they are for the compassion and services that MOM offers during some difficult times. I have seen people's lives improve to the point they no longer need us—and that is the best outcome of all! MOM offers the community a place to give back and feel connected to their neighbors.Read More
At nine months old, Ava’s family already has big dreams for her. Her sister says she’s destined to be a drummer in a famous band. Her brother says she’s going to be an Olympic runner for sure. Her mom says Ava will definitely be a brain surgeon. But a few months ago, the family ran into some unexpected bumps. Now, Ava doesn’t have enough to eat.Read More
Madelyn may only be three years old, but she already knows that she wants to take care of animals when she grows up. She is friends with all of the dogs in the neighborhood. Recently Madelyn’s family faced a major expense they weren’t prepared for. Now they can’t afford healthy food and Madelyn’s parents are worried about the electricity getting turned off. Usually bubbly and fun, Madelyn has become quiet and withdrawn.Read More
Anthony always said he was going to be the best dad ever. When his son was born, Anthony couldn’t wait to teach him to throw a football and help him read his first words. But unexpected health problems have put Anthony out of work and derailed his plans.Read More
Sam is always curious. In class and at home, he constantly asks questions, eager to understand everything around him. He especially loves science and says he wants to build rockets at NASA. Lately though, Sam is irritable with his friends and acts out in class regularly.Read More
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