Feeding America

More Month than Money

June 4, 2024

Breakfast is often considered the most important meal of the day, but for James, it’s not just a belief—it’s a key part of his medicinal routine. To help manage his diabetes, he starts his morning with medication, which includes prescriptions that must be taken with food.

“I have to eat breakfast,” he explains. “I can’t skip it.”

This is why James said he enjoys receiving breakfast staple items from food distributions. Eggs, butter and milk.

“I can’t eat a bunch of different things, but my doctor told me I can have all the eggs I want.”

James attends food distributions every couple of months—during those times when there’s more month than money. With rising expenses, his benefits don’t stretch as far as they used to, he explains. So, when nutritious breakfast items are on the distribution menu, he’s especially grateful.

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