Pam’s husband works full time as a tow truck driver. She babysits in their home. They have 3 sons and they both work hard. Very hard. But it’s not enough to pay the bills, pay their mortgage, buy food and pay for insurance for the family. They can’t do it all, no matter how hard they try and how determined they are to make it on their own. We met Pam at a local food pantry where she goes to get food, knowing she’ll be treated with respect and dignity. The pantry meets one of their basic and most essential needs and allows them to focus on paying their mortgage and keeping the lights on. Insurance is offered through her husband’s employer, but at a cost they can’t afford right now. When we met them, Damian had a nasty cold , but as Pam explains, “Who’s willing to see a child who comes uninsured?” Unless it’s an emergency, they’re left without good options.
And yet Pam and Damian smile genuine smiles. Their family focuses on giving back to those who are supporting them through this trying time. She wants her boys to grow up with an appreciation for lending a hand to their community.
Click here for Pam’s first hand account of what lead her family to needing food assistance. We think you’ll agree that it’s worth your time and it’s worth sharing.