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Guest Story 12: Roger

Roger is a long time guest at nourish.NJ. Because of his veteran benefits, he’s always been able to make ends meet–with a little extra support from nourish.NJ and the Outreach team. But last winter, Roger got sick. All his extra resources go toward his medical care. 

While he’s ill, Roger reconnects with family he’d lost touch with. He realizes he wants to go home. Unfortunately, because his medical bills are so high, he cannot afford a bus ticket back to Ohio. He worries he’ll never be able to go home. When Roger tells the Outreach team his story, they want to help. They buy him a bus ticket, so he can be with his family by the weekend! 

Roger says his goodbyes and heads out. When he arrives in Ohio, he calls nourish.NJ to let the staff know he made it safely. Roger is so happy to be reunited with his family, and he’s so grateful to the Outreach team for making it happen.

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