Real Stories of Hunger

Read David & Alex's story about food pantry support.
Your Story: David and Alex
Oklahoma

Getting a job was never this hard. I've found work in before, but for the past few years, I've been struggling to find anything at all. It would be easier if I was only providing for myself, but I have my son as well. I'm a single father of a three year old, and I want my son to get enough to eat. I first visited a food pantry a year ago, and I've been using it on and off since then. I receive food stamps, but not enough to feed us both for a month, so this helps supplement what we have. The food pantries are a tremendous help. If I didn't have places like these to help me — to give me food — I honestly don't know where I would be. I'm afraid I wouldn't be able to take care of my son, to feed him. I am so grateful I don't have to worry about that though; grateful that food pantries exist to help me ensure that my son has enough to eat. My son is all I have. I don't worry about my needs, just his. As long as he has everything he needs, I'll be fine too.

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