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Feeding His Active, High-Energy Grandkids

Feeding His Active, High-Energy Grandkids


Roy’s biggest challenge is making sure his four growing grandchildren, ages 9 to 11, are fed with good food that gives them the energy they need. He’s been caring for them since they were two months old, and as they get older, they eat more.

Out of necessity, Roy has come a few times to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank to supplement what he has at home. “They eat like alligators, so I’m here to see if I can help my situation,” he said.

“It’s a constant,” Roy added. “If it’s food, they like it.”

He explained that his kids are very athletic, constantly running and jumping. “They burn up a lot of energy. We have to supplement it.” Having fresh produce hits the spot.

Roy is very appreciative of the help he receives through the Food Bank.

“Greater Cleveland is one of the greatest communities when it comes to sympathy, empathy, and caring. And I’ve been all over the world in the Navy,” Roy noted. “This is a fantastic place to live, and it’s because of people like you, and people that work inside who volunteer. I can’t say how much I appreciate this, and I thank you.”

Written by Naomi Kall

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