Mike served 17 years in the Navy, so he knows a lot about helping others.
After spending so much time in service, now Mike finds himself struggling to make ends meet. In his family of four, two lost their job because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It’s kind of slim times right now,” he said. The hard truth is Mike isn’t alone in his situation. Food Lifeline has seen a huge uptick in need since Seattle became the first coronavirus hotspot n the U.S. earlier this year.
Mike, like so many others, is grateful to have a food pantry to turn to for help. “It’s a variation of your lifestyle, but to a lot of these people, it’s desperate times,” he says. “It’s what’s keeping them going. Without these, there’d be a lot of kids, a lot of people would be eating less and less.”
Mike goes as far as to say that food donors and volunteers are heroes. “I know that they are heroes,” he said. “In the eyes of a lot of common people, they’re heroes. They are the ones making people’s lives just a little bit easier, and you’ve got to respect that.”
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