Tucked safely in the fresh, soft bread, Abby gently picked up her sandwich. This was it. With every bite, the flavors popped in her mouth – the salty meat, the creamy cheese, the tangy mustard. She savoured every morsel until the last crumb was gone. It was so delicious.
She opened her eyes. Her reality was more than she could bare. There was no sandwich. Existing only in her mind, it was her way of feeling a little less hungry, if only for a little while.
Abby’s story is one that captures both the resilience of a child and the reality of hunger, painting a sad picture of what a child will do to survive. This is the reality for thousands of kids right here in Calgary.
You can change that. As demand continues to grow for our summer food program, your support this holiday season is critical to our success.
DONATE TODAY and help us feed more hungry kids than ever before.