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The People We are Proud to Serve

"The program is a beautiful thing. God has blessed us with the program— we get nice and respectful volunteers, a warm meal, and are able to get out of the cold. It is a real savior. The program is helpful to 
a lot of people. Some people don’t have anywhere else to go. I wish it were open seven days a week—people would be here because there is so much need. I’ve been coming off and on."

- Raheem

"I’m a veteran, and I’ve had to start coming here for about two years because I’m homeless and staying at St. Lucy’s. Without this place, I wouldn’t eat on Saturdays and Sundays. There are a lot of people like me. 
I like the food. I really like the volunteers, and I wish they had more support. It means a lot to me that they’d volunteer their time. That’s why I try to help do clean up. My favorite foods are the meats and the grits."

- Kyle D

"Grace Seniors gives me something to look forward to everyday. Due to a bad back & various health issues, the exercise, yoga, tai chi & Zumba have helped me to better manage my problems. I love the arts and crafts, going out on trips and the educational information that we receive to improve our overall health 
& wellness. God Bless Grace Senior Center and the best staff ever."

- Lillian Serles

"Grace Seniors is important to me and many other seniors because it provides many services that are beneficial to us. The Center has an integration of activities that provides us seniors with a happy outlook 
on life that makes our life longer."

- Chona J. Veluz

"Times are tough. People don’t realize how limited the services are in a homeless shelter. I stay at St. Lucy’s, and we get one meal a day, and it is a small bowl of cheerios. I am grateful for that, but it isn’t enough to get you through the day. I don’t mean to be too blunt, but the best thing about the program is that I get to be fed. If it weren’t for this program, I’d be hungry. I like to come because the volunteers are so pleasant, and it gives me a place to socialize. It is also in a convenient location—I have a bad knee and it would be too hard for me to walk to other places that serve food, and I don’t have the money to get there any other way."

- Diane G

"The breakfast program helps people like me -- people who don’t have enough, people who are on welfare, people who are homeless, people who can’t make ends meet. It supplements what we have and what we can do. There are many people who don’t have enough food to eat, and this program helps us -- helps our community."

- Michael J

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