Leticia Salgado stands for a portrait with her son, Jayden, at Nourishing Hope’s Sheridan Market. All photos by Alyssa Schukar for Nourishing Hope. Raising three boys is hard enough. But for Leticia Salgado, the soaring prices of groceries and gas are only making it harder. “I’m finding it really difficult,” said Salgado, at Nourishing Hope’s Sheridan […]
Author: Cat Sullivan
Housing assistance is one example of how Nourishing Hope has evolved to become more than a food pantry in recent years. We’ve also ramped up mental wellness counseling and other forms of support to address the complex and often interwoven challenges that people experience. Hear more from our full-time housing case managers and a neighbor who now has a place to call home.
Thanks to Nourishing Hope’s tireless volunteers, our distributions are serving more than three times more families with children compared to pre-pandemic times. Families who visited the Pantry before the holidays could receive a full month’s supply of groceries and also holiday gifts for their children. The festive toy room was well-stocked with board games, dolls, crafts, books and more — all brand new toys donated by kind supporters.
When COVID-19 hit, Nicole Alicea was a senior in high school. She’s of the generation that lost out on major moments: football games, senior prom and graduation. Now 19, Alicea believes the pandemic has deeply affected her trajectory. Learn more about Nourishing Hope’s impact on our blog.