“Hunger is an awful feeling.”
“I don’t have anywhere else to go.”
"You get more than a meal. You get hope."
"I had a heart attack and lost my job."
"Getting back on your feet you need all the help you can get."
“There's a crying need for good food.”
"People ask me: How can you go to a food bank and stand there?"
“I’m new to the US. It’s hard to find a job.”
"I’m on a fixed income and I’m a diabetic."
"Sometimes you won’t eat but you’ll feed your family to make ends meet."
"I came to support my mother."
"We didn’t think of food banks as for us."
"I came here for food assistance."
"I used to be a nurse. Now I'm at a food bank."
“We’re seeing a lot more working poor.”
"I don't like handouts, but I'm here."
“I had a job in construction, but I finished.”
“I’ve been there. That’s why I do this.”
"I'm a donor to the program here."
"I am a huge advocate of the mentally ill."
"It’s hard to feed me and my son."
"Before we had food stamps, my son and I ate beans and tortillas."
"He literally had tears in his eyes when he went to his car."
“I never felt like I was any less of a person because I needed help."
“It’s always hard to get the food you need.”
“People need this food to live.”
“Using food bank doesn’t make you any less of a person."
"Some people are too ill to walk."
"I think its so important to make a difference in people’s lives."
"I didn't really understand the connection between hunger and health care."