Real Story: Karen Price loses her job and receives food assistance for the first time.
August 13, 2009 § Leave a comment
Karen Price recently lost her advertising job and is struggling to find employment. Besides losing her job, Karen also lost her health insurance and may be in danger of losing her car if she doesn’t find employment soon.
“This is rough!” she said. “I’m living month-to-month and I’m barely making it because I have a car payment, too. I’m $999 away. I cannot lose that car.”
Karen never visited a food pantry, until now. She hopes to receive food stamps (for the first time) and expects her benefit money to arrive soon. Until it does, she is grateful to get food from her local food pantry in south Austin. “I love the fresh foods you get, and I can stretch the hamburger meat for about a week, if I make spaghetti and tacos or hearty soups,” she said.
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