"I was totally unprepared for the emotion-packed experience of participating in the first US “Feeding the 5000” event."
Clara has short, thinning hair which doesn't quite match her age. It's clear that she isn't in good health but her frail appearance is overshadowed by the strong emotion she displays when talking about the struggles of her family and friends, like Danielle. "I know she goes to bed hungry just so those kids can eat. I go to bed hungry so my kid can eat. That's just what you have to do. What choice do you have?" Clara says as she walks up the steps with the meals she received from the Gleaners' Summer Meals for Kids Program. With tears in her eyes, she turns and says to the volunteers, "You all don't know how much this means to us. I don't know what we would do without it. Thank you."
Statement attributable to Bob Aiken, President and CEO of Feeding America