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Guest Story 2: Arturo & Maria

Arturo and Maria are a married couple new to Morristown, their native language is Spanish. With the language barrier, Arturo has difficulty finding local resources. One day while leaving church, Maria hears about nourish.NJ. She and Arturo decide to visit. When they arrive, they’re pleasantly surprised and grateful. The staff, volunteers and guests all welcome them warmly. Arturo and Maria leave with their first full meal in weeks and bring home bags and bags of fresh groceries. 

The next time they visit, they have big news: Maria is pregnant! They need baby clothes, a crib, everything! The Outreach team reaches out to the community in search of baby products. Within minutes, community members messaged the team offering all sorts of necessary items. The office is overwhelmed with car seats, strollers, diapers and wipes! With all these wonderful supplies, Arturo and Maria are ready to have this baby!

Arturo and Maria are so thankful for the donations, and so happy to have met such a supportive community. They visit a couple times a week to have breakfast and lunch, to visit with their new friends, and to take home fresh produce to cook for their little family. The Outreach staff loves watching their daughter grow and always have a special treat for her. The little family is always happy to visit. nourish.NJ has become the extended family Arturo and Maria left behind.

nourish.NJ's Hunger Walk 2020 Audio Tour
  1. Introduction from Executive Director Terry Connolly
  2. Guest Story 1: Carlos
  3. Guest Story 2: Arturo & Maria
  4. Guest Story 3: Edith and Herb
  5. Guest Story 4: Rolf
  6. Guest Story 5: Essential Workers
  7. Guest Story 6: Molly
  8. Guest Story 7: Isabelle
  9. Guest Story 8: Abigail & Rachel
  10. Guest Story 9: Charles
  11. Guest Story 10: Tommy
  12. Guest Story 11: Richard
  13. Guest Story 12: Roger
  14. Guest Story 13: George
  15. Guest Story 14: Madeline
  16. Guest Story 15: Nathan & Oscar
  17. Conclusion