Even though she is unable to drive, a Hannibal Affordable Apartments resident isn't slowing down in her quest to make a lasting impact all over town — and with her neighbors each day.

Even though she is unable to drive, a Hannibal Affordable Apartments resident isn't slowing down in her quest to make a lasting impact all over town — and with her neighbors each day.

Wednesday, July 26 marked the 27th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, but it was a regular summer day for Sandra Moses to make a difference. She sat in the apartment complex office, handing out nutritious free lunches prepared by members of First United Methodist Church. Her friend, Debbie Simmons, drives Moses to pick up the meals each day so she can hand them out to children who visit between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. And Moses doesn't stop there, participating in Resident Council activities like the upcoming Back to School backpack giveaway, regularly volunteering at the Douglass Community Services thrift store and joining with the Gospel Lighthouse Church group to sing at Luther Manor.

Moses said she has been a member of the Resident Council since its inception, and she loves seeing the reactions on the faces of people she helps — especially the children who come in for a free lunch or other program.

“It's fun to see the kids' eyes light up, like when we have our Christmas parties here at the apartment complex or the Halloween parties,” Moses said. “Just to see them light up, they can't believe that someone cared enough — sometimes just staying 'good morning' to brighten their spirits or 'hey, I care about you.'”

Fellow resident Cathy Young called the free lunches “a blessing,” noting she would be unable to regularly provide the meals to her 18-year-old son without the program and the apartment complex's food pantry.

Moses said she always does whatever it takes to make someone smile, quickly thanking everyone who helps her on her mission to spread joy.

“I have a lot of friends who help,” she said. “God is good to me.”

Reach reporter Trevor McDonald at trevor.mcdonald@courierpost.com