New Years’ Eve Reflection – by Sophia Torrijos

A new year is on the horizon and with it comes new hope and new challenges. Friedens couldn’t have made it through the previous year without the support of so many individuals who selflessly gave of their time, talent, and treasure to ensure that no family would go without basic needs like nutritious food, and perhaps most importantly, a safe and welcoming place. Because of community support, our doors have stayed open, our shelves have stayed full, and hearts have continued to be transformed by the peace and nourishment offered at Friedens.

As 2021 approaches, we wanted to take the time to thank each person from our community who actively ensured the good work could continue this past year in times of struggle. Together we’ve proved that we are resilient and deeply committed to meeting the needs of each person who walks through our doors. This coming year, keep the Friedens community in your hearts and minds. We will need your continued support, prayers, and good deeds to make 2021 a little brighter for all. We wish everyone a safe and happy New Year and we look forward to building community through food in the coming year.