Asking for help can be one of the hardest things to do. That pride could be keeping some children from a meal during the summer months.
However, a cell phone, six simple numbers and a text can help fight hunger in our community.
“We have a lot of families here that need assistance,” said Jennifer Pullom with Merrick House.
But not all of them reach out. Instead they suffer in silence.
“Because they’re afraid of people being in their business and knowing their circumstances,” said Pullom.
Share our Strength, which works to end hunger and poverty, is on a mission to increase access to summer food programs like the one at Merrick House in Tremont.
“Your kids are our kids here,” said Pullom.
Just simply text “FOOD” to 877-877, put in your zip code and a comprehensive list of the closest meal sites pops up.
“There’s no registration. You can just come in and eat. If you’re hungry you can come in and eat,” said Pullom.
All of it is completely anonymous.
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