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Jack’s Story: We Just Needed the Extra Help

Jack, an 88 year-old WWII veteran, turned to the Kroger Community Food Pantry to help make ends meet when he and his wife Ruth took in their granddaughter and two great-grandchildren.  “We just needed the extra help.”

World War II veteran, Jack, is 88 years old.  When he and his wife Ruth took in their granddaughter and two great-grandchildren to live with them, they needed extra help to make ends meet.


A year ago, Jack told Ruth, “I’m going down to Mid-Ohio Foodbank and see what they have to help us.” When he arrived, he received a warm welcome and healthy, nutritious food.  “It wasn’t too difficult to come in for help and the pantry staff was nothing but good to me,” Jack shared.


While visiting the pantry for the first time, Jack ran into a friend from church who was volunteering.  Jack started volunteering the following week and even though his granddaughter and great-grandchildren have moved out, he often gets food after his volunteer shift because he and Ruth still need a little extra help.