“Local Hunger Fighters” is a series that spotlights our awesome supporters and staff who help raise awareness of hunger in our community and motivate people to get involved.

Local Hunger Fighters: Gloria and Charles Ford, Friendship Church of God in Christ

How are you helping Second Harvest and our community?
We strongly believe in our organization mission to serve and assist those who are less fortunate. It is without a doubt, because of the awesome partnership we have with Second Harvest, that we have been fortunate enough to impact hundreds of thousands of underserved families in our community.

What inspires you to give?
Knowing that we are making a tangible difference in the lives of others truly inspires us to continue to give. Giving back makes us feel good!

Why should people care about hunger in our community?
We believe all people should care about humanitarian efforts in our community and around the entire globe. Food insecurity is a major concern for all communities, especially highly populated communities with growing families.

Charles and I came from very large families. If anyone cares about the effects of hunger, it’s most definitely is us. It is our belief that when people are fed, they can be more productive and a contributing member in society. In addition, families which are fed promote healthy neighborhoods. Besides, we consider it our duty to care and make sure families are fed, especially the most vulnerable family member, the children.

Why do you support Second Harvest?
Second Harvest has been such a tremendous blessing to our community as well as to our organization. If it were not for all of the abundant food resources and the numerous in-kind contributions from Second Harvest, we would not have been able to successfully impact thousands of families. We appreciate all of the amazing continuous support and generosity. We not only support Second Harvest, we salute Second Harvest!!

***Read past Local Hunger Fighters posts and meet more of our neighbors working to end hunger in our community.