“I’ve been coming to St. Mary’s Food Bank about two years now. I have had two heart attacks. I have diabetes. Never smoked, never drank.”
“I’ve got a 13-year-old son who’s a straight-A student in school. He has such an enormous desire to learn. I want to keep it that way if I can. I spend every dollar of my money to pay rent and utilities. After that, there’s nothing left. They just cut my food stamps to $15 a month. I don’t know how they expect us to survive on a dollar a day for half a month. However, that’s what happened and it’s really hit us hard. I’m trying to make sure my son gets the nutrition he needs. The doctor tells me that he’s just about the right weight he’s supposed to be for his age, but man is he skinny.
“The folks here at the Food Bank help. They let me come twice a month. Yesterday I got a chicken. That’s very helpful. We’re just trying to get by, and I’m trying to encourage my son. He wants to be an architect, and I want him to keep doing well in school so that he can become what he wants to be and contribute to society.
“Thank you very much. You don’t know how much you’re helping. It reaches so many people!” – Lynn