For Debra, the pandemic was the push to seek help for the first time. In her late fifties, rapid and severe degeneration in Debra’s eyes led to an unexpected, early retirement from the nurse practitioner career she cherished. Today, at the age of 62, Debra is legally blind. Through our Elder Share program, Debra was able to get free groceries delivered to her door when the pandemic made it unsafe to take public transit.
“Because of Community Food Share, I’ve been able to do the things I love like cook and preserve food. That makes me happy, and it keeps me busy even though I can’t see.”