Real Story: Arthur Lee Ford

June 25, 2009 § Leave a comment

Arthur FordArthur Ford is a native Texan and a veteran of the Persian Gulf War. His military experience left him with some mental health problems, and now, he lives in an all men’s East Austin boarding home.

Because Arthur is unable to hold a job, he visits the East Austin Service Center (EASC) to pick up groceries for himself and the other men in his house. Some weeks, he has to wait awhile (in line) until it’s his turn. He passes the time by singing for everyone standing outside. “They say I should be on American Idol!” he said.

Arthur says that waiting in line is worth it for the high quality of food and services he receives from EASC. 

“This is a good pantry,” he said. “They even cater to you. They walk you through and let you pick what you like! I think they’re doing a terrific job issuing so many people food!”

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