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I am a 45 year old single mother of two children and I have worked since I was 14 years old. In the past, I financially contributed and volunteered my time not only at Second Harvest, but at other non-profits. I've NEVER asked for assistance from any of them, until now. Due to my work cutting back our hours, and I'm struggling harder than I ever have, I called 2nd Harvest last week and I was informed they had food at the New York St location. During my lunch break from work, I rush down there, but was told they were out of food. I can understand this since it's hard times for everyone. Today, I called them and was again reassured they had food. Again, I leave work and rush down there. After waiting in line, I was told they stopped handing out food at 1:30. I looked at the clock and it 1:15. I mentioned it was not yet 1:30. I was again told they have stopped handing out food for the day. I go outside and see people loading their cars with boxes of food. I wait outside my car and continue to see people bringing out food. Perhaps, I misunderstood the purpose and mission behind Second Harvest??? Perhaps, my Caucasian skin disqualified me?? Perhaps, the people working there cared more about getting out the door than their monthly contributors and former volunteers who are asking for help in return for the first time?? Whatever the reason, I am very very disappointed, and truly do hope this is a rarity and NOT the norm. Will I be back? Nope!!!?not for food, not to volunteer, and certainly not to contribute when the hard times have ended.

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I am a 45 year old single mother of two children and I have worked since I was 14 years old. In the past, I financially contributed and volunteered my time not only at Second Harvest, but at other non-profits. I've NEVER asked for assistance from any of them, until now. Due to my work cutting back our hours, and I'm struggling harder than I ever have, I called 2nd Harvest last week and I was informed they had food at the New York St location. During my lunch break from work, I rush down there, but was told they were out of food. I can understand this since it's hard times for everyone. Today, I called them and was again reassured they had food. Again, I leave work and rush down there. After waiting in line, I was told they stopped handing out food at 1:30. I looked at the clock and it 1:15. I mentioned it was not yet 1:30. I was again told they have stopped handing out food for the day. I go outside and see people loading their cars with boxes of food. I wait outside my car and continue to see people bringing out food. Perhaps, I misunderstood the purpose and mission behind Second Harvest??? Perhaps, my Caucasian skin disqualified me?? Perhaps, the people working there cared more about getting out the door than their monthly contributors and former volunteers who are asking for help in return for the first time?? Whatever the reason, I am very very disappointed, and truly do hope this is a rarity and NOT the norm. Will I be back? Nope!!!?not for food, not to volunteer, and certainly not to contribute when the hard times have ended.

 

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