Meet Elizabeth

Food Bank Client

Food Bank for the Heartland

“I have come a long way,” said Elizabeth who is visiting the food pantry at Together, one of Food Bank for the Heartland’s partner organizations.

She used to live in a local homeless shelter. Together helped her with deposits for a house and electricity. Now, eighteen months later, Elizabeth has been recently promoted at her job and still lives in the same house with her children and grandchildren. However, she struggles to stretch her paycheck each month.

“My paycheck goes so fast. I work more than 70 hours a week. I make $12 an hour. After I pay my rent, utilities and other bills, there is no money left over for food for my family.

She doesn’t have a car and takes the bus to work. It is $55 a month for a 30-day unlimited ride pass.

Elizabeth is so happy there are apples at the pantry today. She has plans for homemade applesauce for her family.

“If it wasn’t for Together, my kids wouldn’t eat sometimes.”

Food Bank for the Heartland and our network of partners across Nebraska and western Iowa remain committed to helping Elizabeth and other individuals and families who are trying to overcome food insecurity.

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