Sandy* lost her job and found herself struggling to keep food on the table.”
She didn’t qualify for unemployment benefits, so she had to make do with her savings. What little she had was enough to pay rent, but it didn’t leave any room for groceries. She called United Way’s 2-1-1 to find out where she could find help. The Information Specialist told Sandy about food pantries near her home. Sandy was embarrassed to go to the food pantries at first, but she received the help she needed. With their help, she was able to stretch her savings until she could get back on her feet.
*Name has been changed to protect confidentiality.