Gaby and her husband have three children: John is 7, Gavin is 2 and Marietta is 1. When they first got married, their lives were pretty stable. Gaby lost her job, and a year later Josh did too. “Things went downhill from there,” she says.
Gaby and her family receive help from the Food Bank in two ways: through the mobile food bank that comes into their community monthly and through the Backpack Program on Fridays.
Gaby explains how vital the Backpack Program at John’s school is to her family’s lives. “Each Friday, he comes home with a bag full of food that enables me to make quick, easy meals for all my children. Josh and I may have to skip meals, but we make sure our children never have to. Without help from the Food Bank though, I really don’t know how we’d feed them.”