Feeding America

A Family Effort

January 15, 2019

Shanae is a stay-at-home mother of four children, and her husband works full-time but brings home a meager paycheck. When her family began struggling, the SNAP (Food Stamps) Outreach Program at the Food Bank offered assistance. Her oldest daughter is a full-time student and works part-time to help with transportation and schooling costs. Under SNAP guidelines, the family is required to claim her income as part of the overall family income. With the additional earnings, their family is only dollars over the income limits to qualify for benefits – meaning no more assistance.

“Nobody wants to be left wondering how they are going to provide for their family especially this time of year,” Shanae said.

The assistance provided by the Food Bank has offered a glimmer of hope for Shanae and her family in their time of need.

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