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Devah Scholl Pays it Forward

“I’ve seen the changes that your efforts have made on this community and it’s very touching.”

Devah Scholl and her husband only needed assistance from a food pantry one time, many years ago. But that experience meant so much to the couple that it drives Devah to help her neighbors in need today.

“They loaded me up with two full bags of groceries, helping us get by,” Devah recalls of a food pantry’s help years ago in Biloxi, Mississippi where her husband was stationed in the military.

Devah says she realizes that, just like she and her husband were back then, many people are just one crisis away from needing assistance. She says that’s one of the main reasons why the community needs the Food Bank.

“The children and seniors really have no choice in this matter and need our support,” she says.

Not only does Devah now devote volunteer hours in service to her community through the Food Bank, but she also serves as the Food Bank’s Board Chair, advocates for hunger relief policies when the state legislature is in session and supports the Food Bank financially.

Devah encourages more people in the community to get involved with Food Bank’s work, donating “time, talents and treasures.”

She also stresses how much of a difference your gifts have already made for children, families and seniors in need.

“I’ve seen the changes that your efforts have made on this community and it’s very touching,” she says.

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