Stress and Isolation: One Client’s Dream of In-Person Family Meals
Tiffany, Client | Campbell
When the Bay Area’s shelter-in-place orders went into effect in March 2020, Tiffany was terrified. As a 61-year-old full-time mom, staying home to protect herself from COVID-19 was isolating and deeply stressful. In November, Tiffany learned Second Harvest of Silicon Valley distributes free food near her Campbell home. She heard it was safe, socially distanced and best of all, a drive-thru, which ensured she could drive home the heavy boxes of food.
Tiffany’s husband and son cook the food that they receive from Second Harvest after they get home from work. They make a lot of dishes that remind her of her humble upbringing in Vietnam, and the flavors bring back fond memories of her mother’s cooking.
Tiffany’s biggest dream is once again to hug her daughter, who no longer lives with her. For the past year, they’ve only been able to greet each other while distanced in the driveway. Her daughter wants to take every precaution to reduce the risk of exposure for her because Tiffany is in a high-risk category. Tiffany is also looking forward to seeing her doctor in-person and visiting with relatives and friends. She dreams of the day when they can all have family meals together again.