Suraya’s first baby was born this year. She and her husband had a small apartment and had been struggling to afford the basics for their new baby. She mentioned in conversation to volunteers at the Cupboard that she didn’t even have a crib. The volunteers put the word out to the community and were able to gather several infant care items, including a stroller and a crib.

Suraya was so incredibly grateful! She continued to come to the cupboard regularly, and each time, in addition to food, we provided her with diapers and wipes for the baby. She didn’t expect the community to show such care and concern for her family.

“You take care of me like we are family!” she said.