Angel’s grandfather is the family’s breadwinner. He works as a laborer on a farm, but his income is insufficient to meet their needs. That is why receiving a food pack from the center has been a blessing for this family. “I’m raising my children without their father’s support,” says Patricia. “There are moments when I have nothing to give them. But then, the center calls me to receive food for Angel, and there is rice, beans, eggs, which helps me to feed my children.”
In Patricia’s hands, basic ingredients from the emergency food packs — like spaghetti, lentils and tuna — become a delicious lunch. After cooking the spaghetti, she puts it in a frying pan with oil and salt to enhance the flavor and then adds the tuna. Once the lentils are ground, she kneads little pancakes into circles that she fries in the oil.
The family gathers around colorful dishes of spaghetti. Gratitude fills their hearts as the meal fills their stomachs. Mealtimes are no longer reminders of what they lack but celebrations of God’s faithfulness. They are strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow.