Pat, now 75, spent many years working customer service in Collections and Mortgage Service in the Dallas area.
After being laid off, she took her sister’s advice to return to their home state of Kansas. But her homecoming has not been easy. She tried to find work, but she was unable to find a stable situation that paid enough. She ultimately decided to retire. Now, living off social security helps, but it is not enough…
Her hardships have been compounded by inflation which has pushed her fixed income to the limit. Now, a fire did significant damage to her home, forcing her to live with a friend while reconstruction is underway.
“With the cost of groceries and only living off social security, I didn’t know what I was going to do,” Pat says.
Fortunately, a friend who attends St. Patrick’s church told Pat about the food pantry. For Pat, knowing there is a place she can go to access fresh foods takes a huge worry off her shoulders.
“With the cost of groceries and only living off social security, I didn’t know what I was going to do.”
Pat is counting the days until she can return to her home and is thankful for all the help she has received since the disaster upended her life. To donors who support the important work of the Kansas Food Bank, Pat says, “I say a prayer of thanks and I’m blessed that [you] choose to help.”
The Food Bank deeply appreciates the partnership of friends like you who give generously to reach seniors like Pat and neighbors of all ages with help and hope. Thank you for taking hunger off the table.