Christina's story

Christina, 65, scrapes by on a very low fixed income. A disability forced her to retire earlier than she would have liked after working for seven years in elementary education in Spokane. Even though she lives alone in a house she owns, grocery shopping for one frequently is a challenge.

“I don’t know how I’d do it if I had to pay rent or mortgage,” Christina noted.  

Christina, who had been encouraged to go to the Tom’s Turkey Tuesday distribution, appreciated the opportunity to prepare a Thanksgiving dinner that she could share. She noted the food supplies ultimately would provide her with more than one meal. She looked forward to storing the extra fresh apples on her landing and freezing any other leftovers for later.

“This gives me a variety that I don’t have otherwise,” Christina smiled. “It’s a blessing for me. It gives me something to celebrate.”