From Pueblo, CO
Story Type: Volunteers
Programs Used: SNAP
Peggy Herman has been volunteering with Care and Share Food Bank as a Pueblo SNAP (the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program) Ambassador for about three years. The amount of time she dedicates to helping us further our mission in Southern Colorado is invaluable!
On a weekly-basis, Peggy and our Pueblo SNAP Coordinator set up at different locations, like Pueblo Cooperative Care Center, to help families and individuals struggling with hunger enroll in SNAP (formerly known as Food Stamps). “I hear a lot of stories from people who have lost their jobs and live paycheck to paycheck,” she said. “They’re very grateful to receive help.”
According to recent data from the Colorado Blueprint to End Hunger, Colorado ranks as the 48th lowest state for SNAP enrollment. More than half a million residents are eligible for assistance, but not enrolled. That’s why Peggy’s assistance in continuing outreach and education is important.
Peggy tells us that volunteering with our SNAP team is meaningful and fulfilling. The feeling she gains from helping our neighbors in need: joy.
To learn more about SNAP and how you can get involved: click here.