From Colorado Springs, CO
Story Type: People We Serve
How We Helped: Food to Feed Family
As a single mom of two kids, Katie admits that she sometimes skips meals just to be sure her children can have food. “There’s been a lot of times where I have felt I haven’t had enough food to feed my family,” Katie said. “It is really hard… especially with the kids.” She never wants her kids to feel hungry.
Katie told us that she often worries about having enough money to buy food, pay bills, and afford basic necessities. “You’re supposed to be able to take care of your kids and have their bellies full and make them happy. You know you do everything you can and it doesn’t always work,” she said.
The first time Katie came to one of our Mobile Food Pantries, she was amazed. She couldn’t believe some of the food she was able to take home. “Mangoes? I have never been able to get mangoes, and to have a whole box is amazing!” Hundreds of working families just like Katie have access to fresh produce and staple items through the Mobile Food Pantry distributions. “Because of Care and Share Food Bank, I am going to be able to feed my children,” Katie said. “I am just really appreciative of the people who put in the time to provide this service and everyone who donates to help families like ours.”