"I go without eating sometimes. It’s
mainly worrying about my children,
making sure they eat. Or I’ll just
have a little to make sure they have
enough. I’ll eat toast or something
else really simple."
"My health started failing a few years ago. I’m on a lot of prescriptions; I don’t know how many. I’m really behind in my medical expenses. All the prescriptions I take, it’s either take my medicine or get food, pay utilities or pay the rent. It’s hard to make ends meet with all of the costs."
Esther, Rock Creek
"I became disabled and I get a certain amount of money a month, and food stamps don't go as far as they should, so that's why I'm at the food bank."
"You cannot think. You cannot function. You don't even have a sense of security when you're hungry."
Felicia, Coos Bay
Happy Volunteer Appreciation Month! Thanks to the 37,000 volunteers who helped pack 19,056,811 pounds of food last year. We couldn't do it without you!