For many who are going through a rough patch, the struggle to put food on the table is real. It’s not just homeless who face hunger… it’s often your neighbor still living in their house, paying the electric bill and rent, but with no money left over for food. Peanut butter and crackers may be their only meal for weeks before they seek other help.
1 in 6 people in North Texas are food insecure. Having a job doesn’t mean that you can’t be hungry. Stagnant wages and underemployment are contributing factors to low family incomes. Food insecure children are sick more often and are more likely to suffer developmental delays.
Humbled, embarrassed, frustrated and on the verge of giving up before finding a place like Amazing Grace Food Pantry that shows respect for each person, welcoming and comforting each other through the hard times.