The affordable food helps...”

Maria’s son, Eric, 13, stays active from the moment he gets up in the morning until the time his head hits the pillow at night — and his parents are so grateful for your help fueling his days.

“You’re doing a great job,” says Eric’s mother, Maria.

We met Maria at the Treasure Coast Food Bank Market Fresh Mobile Grocery in Fellsmere, where she was visiting for the first time to pick up food for her family.

Maria works as a childcare provider and her husband, Leonardo, works in roofing. Still, she says the high cost of food and housing has put a strain on the family’s budget lately — which is why she came to the Mobile Grocery today.

Eric is on soccer and wrestling teams, so Maria’s especially glad to take home nutritious food to keep him fueled for the days ahead. Maria and Leonardo love attending games and practices to cheer Eric on and going on hikes together as a family.

Maria says the food she’s picking up will likely be enough to last her family through the rest of the week, and she’s especially encouraged by how fresh the food is.

“The affordable food helps since grocery and [housing] costs have increased,” Maria shared. **Quote edited slightly to improve clarity.

Thank you for your partnership in providing nutritious food to families like Maria’s.