Because of you, the road to recovery for many of our visitors suffering from illness is paved with healthy food.
For Elizabeth, a local senior, that statement could not be more true. Elizabeth credits the fresh fruits and vegetables she receives from the Jonnycake Center as playing a critical role in her recovery from breast cancer.
“It’s the food; that’s the fuel!”
Once diagnosed in 2016, Elizabeth spent the summer in exhausting and often painful treatment. With no energy and little money after losing her career, she thought she would be eating pasta and canned sauce for the rest of her life.
Thanks to donors like you, whose generosity enables us to purchase nutritious food, one summer later Elizabeth found herself picking up beautiful fresh produce at our pantry every week.
Making several healthy meals a day – often colorful salads – with the food she received through our Healthy Harvest Program, Elizabeth was able to gain back the weight she had lost, her energy, and most importantly, her spirit.
Today, Elizabeth is cancer free and stronger than ever, once again able to walk the length of Narragansett beach and swim in the ocean.
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation so that more of your neighbors, like Elizabeth, have access to healthy food and a path toward a better life.