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Maria’s Story

My name is Maria. I am a 50-year-old mom of 4, each with a disability, a widow, and I have an autoimmune disease.

My story starts when Coalition Equity came to my community project apartment building and offered the residents that needed food, food twice a week. At that time, we were struggling because of the pandemic, and our income could not fit into our family budget. So I said to myself and my 4 children, "let's join this food coalition drive, it's free meals that can help us."

Also, it was special because, for our budget, meals were always hard. So my children agreed, and I signed up for my family during a difficult time.

Lisa helped my family do all the paperwork and to get approved. It was a joy, and we were happy to receive the meals every day or twice a week.

The food they deliver is fresh meals. It was a plus during that time to get fresh vegetables especially during the economic crisis when prices have gone up at the grocery store and all over.

It was a blessing to get our meals from Coalition Equity. Thank you so much. We all appreciate the help you did for our family. God bless you all.

Maria, 50, Jersey City, THP Client Since 2022

To maintain client privacy, the photo used in this testimony is not of Maria.

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