For all the setbacks, challenges and uncertainties there’s been some good that’s emerged from the pandemic, says Gabriel Moreno. The Memphian, who lost his maintenance job because of the virus and who is now cutting yards for income, visited a Mobile Pantry in May.
“We are optimistic, and a big reason for it is because of the food from the Food Bank – it’s great,” said Morena, father of three girls who attend White Station Middle, White Station Elementary and White Station High schools.
His mother, Carolyn, who is disabled, and her mother, Mary Aday, kept Gabriel company in their family’s vehicle as volunteers placed a variety of food, including a box of assorted fruit, into it.
Carolyn said that in the face of despair, people have mostly responded with kindness and friendliness. “People are coming together, just like the volunteers helping to distribute food,” she said.
Added Gabriel: “More people are talking to neighbors from their yards, more are walking their dogs. I think we are going to make it because we are all in this together and we are helping to take care of one another.”