Ida lives with her daughter and four beautiful grandchildren. They both work, but their income isn’t always enough to secure healthy, reliable food.

People know her as “the grandma of the world” because she loves everybody as if they were her own grandchildren.

“The women of my family taught me that community is everything,” she shares. “I am sure that they would be proud of me because I have carried on the tradition of loving people through food.”

Ida always invites neighbors to join in family meals. “It lets them know that they’re not forgotten, that somebody is thinking of them, and that somebody cares,” she said.

This year, Ida visited the Mobile Food Pantry Program where her family received food that she could use for her holiday meal. She is looking forward to making a big meal for her daughter and grandchildren.

“Holidays are important to me because they are all about family and laughter. I wasn’t always able to prepare a holiday meal for my family,” she shares. “I can remember wondering where we were going to get food. And, I can still hear my grandmother saying, ‘Baby, it’s never about how much food you’ve got. It’s about what you do with it.’”

Your generous support ensures food for thousands of holiday meals for neighbors like Ida and her family.

We couldn’t ensure holiday meals for neighbors like Ida and her family without wonderful partners like you. Here’s a sampling of others who are generously supporting our hunger-relief work:

• Costco
• Compeer Financial
• Kwik Trip
• Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation • Ordean Foundation