Betty once lived a very different life. After the death of her husband, this senior citizen found herself in a financial crisis. With diminishing resources and no family, she only had her beloved cats with her when she had to leave her home upon foreclosure.
Coming to the food pantry was initially very difficult for her and storing and preparing food would present new challenges, as she was living in a motel room with only a small refrigerator. She was so grateful to learn that she’d receive easy-to-open food including fresh fruit, protein shakes, snack packs, bread, drinks, and a variety of personal hygiene and other supplies for herself that all came from United Way funding as well as cat food, two carriers, and litter so she would be able to keep her pets.
Sadly, there is an increasing amount of people with similar stories in our community due to the rising cost of living. Without the generosity of people like you, services like this could not exist and be able to help Betty and others in our community.