At Miracles Foodbank & Outreach, our goal is to serve our community by meeting their practical needs regardless of the cost.
While we open our doors for about two hours every Monday and Thursday night, our service doesn't stop there.
Here's a testimony we've received from the City of Seattle about a family Miracles Food Bank was able to help after hours.
A family calling for diapers on the afternoon of Tuesday, April 24 for her four disabled children ranging in ages from 3 years of age – 6 receives food as well. Initially assisted with rental assistance through advocacy work by TLS housing program specialists, the family was able
to move into an apartment in Renton. Unfortunately, the husband, according to the spouse was disabled also and that they have exhausted their financial resources for bus fare when they moved.
TLS food program specialist made a call to an organization seeking assistance. The food bank would be able to consider the request the following day and the family asked for a couple of diapers for the evening.
After calling a couple of possible organizations close by, the program specialist called Miracles Food Bank. That day was not a food distribution day and the food bank was closed, however, the director, Cheryl Johnson was in the area and even before completing the request, she was happy to make the diaper delivery and asked if the family needed food and other small household items.
Cheryl made the food and diaper delivery that evening and TLS program specialist received a call Wednesday morning from an extremely appreciative and grateful mom for assisting her.
Our goal is to be the miracle that someone's been praying for by meeting basic needs no matter the cost. This is a testimony of how we've been able to serve our community. Her story isn't rare, but that's why it's important.
I went to the food bank for the first time on April 19th and I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate all that your doing for the community and families like mine. If you asked me a year ago I would of never in my wildest dreams thought I would need to go to the food bank. I had a good job, my husband had a good job. I went through a traumatic robbery at my job and quit to go back to school. We had savings and we thought we could make it. My mother-in-law also lives with us and helps out.
While I was in school my mother in law had a cancerous tumor removed. My husband shattered his elbow and since he works in construction we were suddenly without anyone working. I am now actively looking for work and have interviews lined up, my husband and mother-in-law have recovered and things are looking up for my family.
This year has been a constant struggle and its resources like yours that put hope in our lives. I feel so blessed to have found out about your food bank. Everyone was so kind and didn't look down upon me, I didn't feel like a low life or a bother.
Also I can not tell you enough how grateful I am to have fresh healthy food in my house. I haven't seen my kids with that big of smiles on there faces when it came to food in a couple of weeks. I think they were happy to have something besides Top Ramen. They ate bananas,bagels,yogurt and apples until there hearts were content. If you ever are discouraged or worrying your not making a difference, just think of our family because you've helped us more than we could ever repay you for. Not only did you feed our bellies, you fed our hearts and spirits. There still is good in this world and when people are down on there luck bananas bring smiles to children and nothing is better than seeing my kids smile.