When we first met Irene, she was receiving food from our partner agency, First Christian Church of Marietta. Irene, a single mom of four kids, two with special needs, struggles to make ends meet. "Being a single mom, so many things just pile up that sometimes I don't know how I manage." As we were talking, she smiled as she talked about her kids, and described how she draws strength from them. "There are times when I just tell my children we're going to have to limit ourselves and they tell me, 'Don't worry, Mommy, tomorrow will be another day.'"
We recently met Jennivee and her son, Darrell, when we were looking for people willing to tell us their story for our new Food Bank video. Jennivee and Darrell both found themselves on disability due to health issues and found help at Marietta Church of God, one of our 600 partner agencies across metro Atlanta and north Georgia.
Think food stamps aren’t going to people who really need them? After losing her job “making really decent money” in 2010, Jessica took two jobs to make ends meet. She was still able to manage her expenses, but then was struck by the unexpected. Food stamps provided the safety net she needed. Hear the rest of the story in Jessica’s words:
Think food stamps aren’t going to people who really need them? Marvin moved to Atlanta for a better life after his wife passed away. But as much as he thrives on work, it’s been hard to find a steady job. To make matters worse, he was hit by a car and is still healing from his injury. Food stamps continue to be a life-saver during this difficult time in his life. Hear the rest of the story in Marvin’s words: