An Opportunity for Change

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*Photo from Feeding America, not from story.

"When we moved school districts, I took a big pay cut, but I did it to help my son have a better opportunity."

On a recent Saturday at the Community Cupboard, Angela* came from Monrovia for assistance.

She left her job and home in the city to move to a small town because her son Gabe* was struggling and she was so terribly worried for his future. She thought getting him out of the environment would help.

Despite the hardship faced after making that choice, it was worth it. He thrived at Monrovia and started to play football. His grades improved and he recently received a college scholarship.

Gabe is now in college and Angela is managing with a lower paying job, but is so appreciative of the food pantry on Saturdays when she is off work and needs a little help to get by. Her son was able to thrive in his new school environment thanks to your support.

*names changed for confidentiality