Qiana’s Story

Mediaon October 13th, 2016Comments Off on Qiana’s Story

Holidays are a special time. They can also be one of the most challenging times of the year for hungry children and families. Qiana knows that all too well. The single mom found herself in a pickle a few years ago, as she was trying to make ends meet for her three teenage boys. She turned to our holiday food distribution for help.

“I didn’t let my pride get in the way. I knew I had to get assistance for my family. I knew that they deserved it and needed it.”thanksgiving-story

Qiana saw it as hand-up. She also took advantage of our culinary job training programs Cincinnati COOKS! and Second Course.

“For someone who  doesn’t really have a lot, it helps out for people to get more or want to do more with themselves. To get better or have a better living situation.”

Qiana is one of countless lives impact by our holiday distributions, as well as other services. Last year, we helped 36,000 people with a Thanksgiving and Christmas meal alone.

“We didn’t have to go without,” recalls Qiana. “It gave me and my family a meal that we all could have as a feast and show the love of the holiday season.”

We are busy gearing up for the 2016 holiday season. Click here for hours and additional information.