Thanksgiving was just a few days away last year when Christine’s temp job let her go — a month earlier than expected. She was worried she wouldn’t be able to find another job before Christmas.
That’s why this local mother of three was so thankful for your generosity. Thanks to your kindness, Christine — and many neighbors like her — was able to have food on the table for her family last holiday season.
“This is so very helpful,” Christine said, holding groceries she took home from the food pantry at Bucks County Housing Group, a member agency of Philabundance in Milford Square.
Christine has a son who’s out of school, and one son in fifth grade. The children’s dad was working a full–time job, but he wasn’t making enough to cover all the family’s expenses.
It makes a difference for people who are in a similar situation as me.
Christine said she’d been coming to the food pantry for about a year — ever since she lost her full–time job. She only went for food when her family really needed it, but after losing her temp job, too, she started going about once a week.
She was looking for a new job, but with only one family car, Christine’s options were limited. She couldn’t apply for unemployment because she wasn’t at her temp job long enough. Nor did she qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.
“It makes a difference for people who are in a similar situation as me,” Christine said of your gifts and how they help feed hungry families in our area.