Dorothy retired from a local medical office years ago. She had worked hard and decided it was time to move on to the next phase of her life. Her son got sick shortly after and Dorothy became his care giver, which has pushed her financial situation to its limits. She receives government assistance once per month, but this has not been enough to adequately provide for her family. As a result, Dorothy relies on a local food pantry to get them through the month. Without this pantry, she would be forced to come out of retirement and find employment.
The food pantry Dorothy frequents has become her social network and support system. She volunteers three days per week wherever needed and has become like family to the staff and volunteers.