Wacheng Vang and his wife are CAPI food shelf clients. They are a senior Hmong couple in the Twin Cities, and Wacheng is a Hmong refugee who settled here in the 80s. In May, CAPI staff member, Souwan Thao, called to check-in on them and spoke with Wacheng’s wife. Mrs. Vang said that her husband “used to be able to drive around though he’s old,” however, he has a health condition now that causes him to faint and fall, resulting in the doctor refusing to approve him to drive.
The Vangs live by themselves and even though their daughter had been able to take them to CAPI once a month to pick up their groceries, due to the pandemic and lockdown, they were afraid to go to the store or to CAPI to get food. Souwan told them about CAPI’s delivery to seniors and they described it as a blessing. Mrs. Vang said that the food that CAPI has delivered during the pandemic has saved them.
Thank you to our donors, volunteers, and partners for helping us provide for the daily needs of our clients. Your support not only impacts our community but our staff. “I feel so blessed after talking to this lovely couple,” says Souwan. Thank you for making our work possible!