Emma's Story

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The mother of four knew making this decision to go back to school would take grit and strategy and was relieved to find an abundance of community resources to help her on her journey. She didn't think it would include seeking help to keep her family fed.

Emma's Story

Dennis's Story

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Dennis wasn’t sure what to expect as he nervously approached the front doors of Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes on Portage Street. He had spent the
weekend wrestling with the decision to seek help with groceries having never needed to do it before. . .

Dennis's Story

James' Story

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James is still struggling with his decision to seek help. A food pantry is not a place he wants to be, but he's determined to improve his situation for the future.

James' Story

Trisha's Story

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When it’s her turn grab a grocery cart, Trisha flashes a warm smile and greets the KLF volunteer with a cheerful hello. Most who encounter Trisha would never know the battle she's facing.

Trisha's Story