A roof over our head or food on our plates?
John is a single father of three. This is a new circumstance for him and it’s not easy to provide for three kids with one, limited income. John believes that as long as you have a positive attitude and stay motivated you become a stronger person. And, sometimes being strong means getting help to make ends meet.
“When rent's due, sometimes you've got to make a tough decision,” shares John. “Sometimes you've got to talk to your landlord and see if you can pay your rent late so you can pay other bills.” But, that’s not always on option and even with a little flexibility, John is still spread very thin.
That’s where his local food shelf comes in.
“The pantry helps when I really need it. It gives me the best quality food so I can provide healthy food to my children.”
No parent should have to choose between putting a roof over the heads of their children or filling their plates.
Give today, and end the impossible choices one in 10 people in Minnesota and western Wisconsin have to make every day.