My name is Judy Saxby and I came to the food pantry because I deliver food from our church. I’m the coordinator of collecting food for the food bank at our church. I live in Elk Grove. I think it’s important to feed people in my area. We have to help each other no matter what color they are or where they’re from or who they are or what religion they are. It doesn’t matter. We need to help people; it’s our job. Especially women who are trying to raise their family and they’re not getting the wages that they should, and maybe they don’t have the education either, but we need to help them. We don’t need their children to suffer.
The economy has changed and people don’t make enough money to last through the whole month and they need help. I’ve been there. That’s why I do this. It’s not just the homeless we’re feeding; it’s the people who can’t stretch their income to last throughout the month. More people need to donate and pay attention to this need, because . . . since I started, it’s increased and increased and increased every year, and it’s not getting better. It’s getting worse.
Having been a kid who didn’t have a lot to eat in Los Angeles, it made me more empathetic towards poor people. To me, it just breaks my heart that some children go without food at night and I want to help.
“We have to help each other no matter what color they are or where they’re from or who they are or what religion they are. It doesn’t matter.”
- Judy Saxby