When Deidra Johnson saw an acquaintance at a school sporting event in Springfield she started a normal conversation, "How are you? I haven't seen you in a while."
She quickly learned that this person had recently taken in five children from a family that was experiencing some difficult situations. In addition to her own children, this woman needed to clothe five more and purchase school supplies. The costs were adding up quickly.
Deidra, the outreach coordinator for Spirit and Truth Ministries in Springfield, knew the food pantry could help. She encouraged this woman to come to the Spirit and Truth food pantry, which receives food from Midwest Food Bank Morton Division. With open arms, she received the supplies and food needed to help her children attend school.
"Spirit and Truth Ministries was the miracle that this family needed," Deidra said. Midwest Food Bank is happy to support Spirit and Truth Ministries on the frontlines in the fight against hunger.