Nancy and her fiancé are raising a blended family with four children, ages 2 to 13.
The working parents both put in 40 hours a week at their jobs. Still, feeding growing children is a challenge because the prices for groceries are rising faster than their wages.
“We have kids who eat a lot. It’s really hard to pay for food and other basics,” Nancy said.
When Second Harvest’s Mobile Food Bank came to Garfield Elementary School where Nancy’s12-year-old son is a student, the hardworking mom was thrilled to receive a box of free groceries. The family took home two loaves of bread, a bag each of apples, potatoes and carrots, healthy snack bars for lunches, juice boxes and even a big bag of frozen French fries.
“This helps tremendously,” Nancy said.