When the worst happens, a family turns to the Harry Chapin Food Bank

Radio DJ Matt Mangas never expected to need help.

“I was so embarrassed,”┬áMangas said. “I just couldn’t do it.”

But about 10-years-ago, Mangas and his wife found themselves in what he calls a “financial pickle.” The recession-ravaged the economy and his family faced losing their home in Cape Coral.

“She came to me one day and said, ‘we’re out of money — there’s no food in the house,'” Mangas said.

Empty cabinets and no money coming in the pair turned to the Harry Chapin Food Bank.

Mangas and his wife only had to visit the food bank a handful of times, but he credits the non-profit organization for helping him begin the process of returning to financial stability with food to feed his family.

“No question about it,” Mangas said. “I am absolute living proof that the Harry Chapin Food Bank can help you get to where you want to get in life.”

Reporter:Brooke Shafer
Writer:Michael Mora
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