Angelica knows electricity is important to keep her household running and when the light bill is the highest in the summer time, it can be a struggle. With a family of six, Angelica and her husband sometimes have a hard time making it through the month.
Budgeting is difficult. Her husband’s job has recently turned into an ‘as needed basis’ and the pay is inconsistent. “It’s hard to pay bills when you don’t know when the check is coming or how much it will be. School uniforms, food and rent are expensive,” said Angelica. When the situation becomes a struggle, the family turns to St. Mary’s Mobile Pantry program. With a site close by, they can pick up nutritious food like fresh fruits and vegetables, canned goods, rice, beans, pasta and so much more.
“My girls like vegetables. They really like everything except for onions. They’re pretty good eaters. It makes me feel very sad that so many children in Arizona are going hungry and do not know where their next meal is coming from. I know schools are trying to have meals for them – breakfasts, lunches and snacks after school,” she said.
To St. Mary’s supporters, like you, Angelica said, “Thank you for all the help and the hours that you volunteer.”
Thank you for sharing your story with us at the launch of Walmart’s Fight Hunger. Spark Change campaign Angelica!