Loretta

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Loretta used to throw away food at meals.

“Never did I believe that I’d be in this situation. I have college background and worked for the city for over 30 years. Retirement wasn’t supposed to bring this with it.”

Her husband is on social security due to osteoporosis and most of their money has to go toward medical bills. Food stamps might help but their income level is $40 too high to qualify.

“If it weren’t for the Ellen Torres Bienvenidos Food Bank, we’d go hungry. We’d eat beans and tortillas. I swallow my pride and take the bus at 7:00am to get here early enough to get milk. We just thank God that we have access to food assistance and that we can meet others who need help.”