One STORIES OF HUNGER ESTHER My son and four grandchildren moved in with me when I moved back to this community. My family is what I’m most proud of; they keep me going.

I have lived in the same apartment complex for five years. It’s full of mold and asbestos. But even then they raise my rent at least $100 a year. We get what we can get because of the housing crisis.
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Two STORIES OF HUNGER My health started failing really bad a few years ago. I’m on a lot of prescriptions; I don’t know how many. I’ve had both eyes operated on and I’m waiting to have two more surgeries. 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. It costs me $50 to go to the doctor, and that’s just walking in. I have to make the choice of whether I have the money to go to the doctor or just tough it out; I only go when I absolutely have to.

I want to thank the food bank for realizing that there is a problem and that we need to get more people involved instead of just sweeping it under the rug. Thank you for caring and doing the job you’re doing. We appreciate it.
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Three STORIES OF HUNGER ESTHER My son and four grandchildren moved in with me when I moved back to this community. My family is what I’m most proud of; they keep me going.

I have lived in the same apartment complex for five years. It’s full of mold and asbestos. But even then they raise my rent at least $100 a year. We get what we can get because of the housing crisis.
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