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Faces of the Food Bank: Jerry

Faces of the Food Bank: Jerry

The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

I would probably be living in the streets if I didn’t have a place like this to come to,” says Jerry, 73.

“My favorite part of coming here is meeting people, friendly people. I also receive groceries. They are very nice.”

Jerry was a mechanic for more than 20 years but is now unable to work after having sustained serious head and spine injuries. “It was scary because I didn’t know [anything] and I lost memory and sight and everything. But it’s been coming back.”

When he visits Cory’s Kitchen, one of our partner agencies, Jerry receives a cart full of groceries, including fresh produce, meat, whole grains and dairy products.
Despite hardship, Jerry says he is optimistic and grateful. “In life we have to accept the good and the bad and make the best of it all. I just hope that I will walk again and that I will make friends.”
“My heart goes out to the people here,” he says. “The people here are friendly with me. I am happy that I am accepted here.

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