“We’re all in this together”
“This gives me insurance that I’ve got a meal every day.” – Larry, Meal Delivery Recipient
Larry shared a heartwarming memory of how he discovered Nourish Up (formerly Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays) nearly 13 years ago. He saw a volunteer delivering a meal in his neighborhood and asked, “What have you got there?” The man replied, “Well, this is Friendship Trays and we deliver food to people who need a little extra help.” The volunteer asked what Larry’s situation was and assured him that he would qualify for the program. Shortly after, Larry began receiving five nutritious meals every week.
“It’s been a life changer; I don’t worry about food anymore. It makes me wonder what I ever did without it.” Before receiving these meals, Larry explained that he was ordering a lot of unhealthy food and his doctor advised against it. Larry says the prepared meals have been a godsend, especially because they are a healthier option for him.
Aside from the meals, Larry explains “The thing that means the most to me is that you all are helping those in need.” Larry was proud to share how he has prioritized helping others his entire life and that he never thought needing extra help would ever apply to him. “It’s the thing behind Friendship Trays, at the bottom of it, we’re all in this together.”