In July, our Hope Connections office received a very concerned call from the local Area Agency on Aging. A homeless senior was living in a van, and there were reports that he wasn’t eating.
Although he was very reluctant to accept assistance at first, Ruby established a personal connection during the meal deliveries – always delivered by the side of the road.
With that new foundation of trust, the senior reached out to local housing entities and began working with the homeless program to transition to more permanent housing.
Hunger is often a symptom of more complicated problems, but the simple act of providing food can build a relationship that can lead to many life-changing solutions.