For some, when a single accident turns life on its head, recovery makes for an overwhelming process that is difficult to navigate.
When Maria, her husband, and their four children lost their house, clothes, food, and other belongings to a fire, they were devastated. Maria knew about services like food banks but assumed that they only provided food and that they only served those facing poverty. Then a family friend who volunteers for Oromocto & Area Food Bank reached out to them about their Food Centre, Emergency Food, Community Engagement, Social Development program funded by the United Way.
As Maria and her family settled into a temporary living situation, program staff put their heads together to find the resources necessary to provide them with almost everything they needed from food to clothing and more. Though still recovering from losing almost everything, Maria and her family can count on Oromocto & Area Food Bank to help cover their basic needs.
Thanks to Oromocto & Area Food Bank and the United Way Central NB, Maria and others like her can feel secure even in a crisis.