How to feed your family from a food bank

Eatocracy

Marisa Miller is a married mother of two who never imagined she’d find herself relying on the kindness of others to feed her family. As a former chef, her life was filled with abundant food, and her husband had a lucrative job. Between the two of them, an organic, grass-fed, sustainable and delicious life seemed assured.

But things changed. Her husband left that job to pursue a career in a field about which he was passionate, and in the height of the recession, his salary was cut by 60%. The family became food insecure in a matter of months.

Their household income is just above the qualifying levels to receive SNAP, WIC or any other kind of assistance. After bills, Miller has just $100 left over for food, gas, clothing, band-aids, toilet paper and other necessities. She supplements her grocery-buying with trips to her local Sacramento, California, food pantry and…

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One thought on “How to feed your family from a food bank

  1. Melanie in IA Post author

    SNAP cuts and cold weather make it harder to feed a family on a low budget. I thought this interview provided some matter-of-fact discussion of using a food pantry and low cost sources. FEED YOUR FAMILY. There is no shame there. People gotta eat.

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