Three generations of Linda’s family live under one roof, as many people do when money is tight.
“I’m really having a bad day’” Linda said, when she visited the St. Mary’s Food Bank food pantry in Surprise.
“People look at you and think, ‘Oh wow, look at what she’s wearing or look what she’s driving.’ You don’t know what to do,” Linda sighed. “Whether you eat or go to the doctor. Eat or pay the rent. We almost got evicted three times.”
Linda is diabetic and battles a rare foot disease that will likely lead to one or both feet being amputated. In order to stay healthy, she needs to stick to a nourishing diet. “I am on disability so it’s been kind of hard to have the extra money to buy food, so this really helps out,” Linda said.
With her need for a healthy diet, Linda appreciated receiving a cart full of healthy food including vegetables such as cucumbers, cabbages, and tomatoes.
Due to the rising cost of gas, rent, and food, families like Linda’s are experiencing financial hardship and heightened anxiety. Thanks to your support, they can come to St. Mary’s for help and relief.
“It’s the nicest thing when people do something and don’t expect anything out of it. To take their time away from home, their kids, and everyday life to come here and fill up these carts to give it to you to help you. It’s so kind of them,” Linda said with tears in her eyes.
Your support is vital to families weathering this storm. Thank you for helping us provide fresh, wholesome food to our neighbors facing the stress of not knowing how to feed their family.