Local catering company delivers free groceries to family in need

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A local catering company delivered $200 work of free groceries to a family in need Friday.

Steven Alvarez, owner of Gueros Verde Catering, and his wife Angelina are on a mission to feed families in need through their Feed the Families project.

“People are just, they’re hungry, you know they need help, they need blessings,” Alvarez said. “You never know when your life’s up and then all of a sudden it goes right underneath you. Everybody needs help from time to time.”

Alvarez made the first Feed the Families delivery to the Wilham family.

Jeff Wilham got sick at the end of May.

“My body started shutting down,” Wilham said. “My heart was messed up. I had a kidney infection. My liver was messed up.” 

As he started getting better, his wife’s health took a turn. In July she was diagnosed with a brain aneurysm.

“We went to the eye doctor for her and the eye doctor referred her to go get a CAT scan and they found the aneurysm and it was huge,” Wilham said.

When Alvarez’s boss told him about Wilham’s situation, Alvarez knew he had to do something. That’s when he and his wife came up with the Feed the Families project, delivering $200 dollars worth of free groceries to those, like the Wilham’s, in need.

“It just proves there is a God,” Wilham said. “It proves there is a God and there’s people out there that care about you.”

Alvarez has a savings account set up with Safe One Credit Union for his Feed the Families project.

Once it hits $200 they will deliver groceries to the next family.

If you would like to nominate a family or donate contact Alvarez at 979-4952.

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