Kurt’s Korner

See How Your Gift Helps Generations

“It’s So Needed” Patrick has worn many hats throughout his life. He served in the Marines for four years until he was medically retired. He also worked as a supervisor at a nearby casino. Today, he’s a proud grandparent. Patrick is retired now, and he and his wife live [...]

See How Your Gift Helps Generations

Meet Two Long-Time Donors

“Ensuring Freestore Foodbank’s Future” Sandy and John share a long and fruitful relationship with Freestore Foodbank and have been generous supporters for more than 30 years. Their connection stems from their friendship with Frank Gerson, the founder of Freestore Foodbank, and is rooted in their belief in the importance [...]

Meet Two Long-Time Donors

It Has a Great Impact

“It Has a Great Impact” Lori spends much of her week going into homes and visiting families in the rural community of Vevay, Indiana. As family preservation facilitator for Vevay’s INcompass Healthcare, formerly known as Community Mental Health Center, she makes sure children’s needs are met and connects families [...]

It Has a Great Impact

See How You Help in Food Deserts

“This Is So Good for Kids” Not all tristate area families live near grocery stores, and with prices continuing to remain high, fresh produce isn’t always an affordable option. Through your generosity, Freestore Foodbank can support programs like the Healthy Harvest Mobile Market (HHMM), a mobile grocery store that [...]

See How You Help in Food Deserts

Kurt’s Corner (2024 Summer)

As spring turns to summer, many of us — and our kids — start to think about summer vacations, swimming pools, grilling out and travel. It’s a great time to take a break from the routines of the school year. It’s a great break, that is, unless you have [...]

Kurt’s Corner (2024 Summer)

Kurt’s Corner (2024 Spring)

Recent statistics from Feeding America estimate that 5.5 million people age 60 and over experience hunger in the United States. That’s 1 out of every 14 seniors across the country. Every state is home to older adults who face hunger, and our tristate area is no exception. Many of [...]

Kurt’s Corner (2024 Spring)

He’s “Still Kicking”

He’s “Still Kicking” Wayne worked for 28 years in a chicken factory before he retired. In that time, he raised four daughters and has seen more than his share of hard times. Now, rather than sitting back and relaxing in retirement, he’s helping to raise his nine grandchildren, who [...]

He’s “Still Kicking”

It’s a Great Mission

“It’s a Great Mission” When Maureen retired as principal at a local Catholic school a few years ago, she wanted to find something meaningful that she could continue to give her time to each week. Because they did a lot of service work with food pantries through the school, [...]

It’s a Great Mission

It Helps a Lot

“It Helps a Lot” Alice loves to cook. But when she started to lose her eyesight, it became difficult for her to get out for groceries — and even harder to live alone. Thankfully, she was able to move in with her son Richard last year. Richard volunteers at [...]

It Helps a Lot

I’m Very Thankful

“I’m Very Thankful” Pamela is retired from a career in retail merchandising, and like many retirees, lives on Social Security benefits — something that has become much tougher to do lately. Originally from Kentucky, Pamela moved back to the area to be closer to her son and his family [...]

I’m Very Thankful
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