”This Can Happen to Anyone.“

Onalee Santos had a good job, a good education and years of experience. But when the business went bad and Onalee was laid off without warning, she found herself in a position she never expected: having to turn to others to help feed herself and her family.

Onalee Santos had a good job, a good education and years of experience. But when the business went bad and Onalee was laid off without warning, she found herself in a position she never expected: having to turn to others to help feed herself and her family.

“You go from making really good money to having nothing,” Onalee told us recently. “I never imagined being at the point where I needed to ask for help, but when I came here the first time I really needed the help.”

After much searching, Onalee has been able to find another job, but the position won’t be open for several more months, and her unemployment benefits will expire before then. She’s grateful that you’re helping make ends meet for her, her husband and their three kids through your support of the Regional Food Bank.

“It’s been very hard,” she says, “I’ve always been the one to help my family. It’s a blessing to have someplace I could turn when my family needed it. I think this can happen to anyone. We need something to fall back on when times get rough.”