Guatemala, 1996. After 36 years of years of violent civil war between a corrupt government and leftist rebel groups, peace accords were finally signed. An estimated 140,000 – 200,000 people had been killed or disappeared. Unarmed civilians suffered unfathomable human rights violations and shocking acts of genocide. 83% of victims were Maya. For 20-year-old Lidia […]
Stories of Change
Our members count on us to help stretch their food budgets every month. Working together, we bridge the gap between hunger and food security. Some members save well over $100 a month on food. These are their stories.
As a Navy kid whose family settled north of Seattle, Eva Wolf loves to cook and recalls “being my Dad’s sous chef” growing up. “I heard about St. Johns Food Share from my neighbors across the street, who would sometimes bring us excess fruit, veggies, and bread they couldn’t get through,” Eva says. “I had […]
One summer day in 2015, a dear friend of Dana Clearwood’s shared a pastry with her. Neither of them could afford it, and it was quite a treat. By this time, Dana had been disabled for seven years after a long, colorful career in nursing. “Most of those years I was in social isolation, unable […]
Dorothy Shattuck grew up in Wisconsin. She was raised in a family that worked hard to put healthy food on the table. Her mother died when she was very young; her grandparents stepped in to help. They grew a garden. They raised chickens and cows. Her father and brother hunted rabbits and other game, and […]