KAT, MARICEL, AND BABY, DALY CITY
Kat, her mother Maricel and her son Ezekiel represent three generations at the Doelger Senior Center drive-thru in Daly City. Like so many others, the family has faced unexpected challenges this past year—Kat lost her job in retail and Maricel had her hours cut.
The family, which also includes Kat’s father, learned about Second Harvest’s free groceries from one of Maricel’s co-workers, and they began receiving food over the summer.
“We registered and got the food on the same day,” Kat said. “It was really easy. The thing that I didn’t expect was that they would give me a chicken. I thought they were going to give you cooked food, like what they do for seniors. … It’s good though because you can make three meals from that chicken. I was surprised. It has helped to come here. We’re struggling to pay rent. They cut my mom’s hours and she’s the only one working right now.”