"The people here are so nice and they have everything you could ever need for a whole month," Judith said. "I never have to question if I'll go hungry because I have this pantry a few blocks away. It's all I have."Jennifer moved in with her mom after her second fall. Her husband retired from the military after eight years. "We moved here to be with my mom, but my husband couldn't find a job," Jennifer said. Once he did, he got laid off after a year. "He is smart, but he doesn't have any (up-to-date) certifications in the computer field, what he did in the military," Jennifer said. "Now, we are in limbo until his GI bill application goes through so he can go back to school." Jennifer worked odd jobs before, but now she stays home to help with her mom and her two boys. "She can't move much without me helping her," Jennifer said. "But we can't afford to hire someone to come help out." Although Jennifer said some days she can feel helpless, Together We Cope gives her the reassurance she needs. "Without this pantry, I have no idea where we would be," Jennifer said. "Not only do they give you so much, they give us nutritious food. The staff and the volunteers here also give us encouragement that our situation is only temporary and are willing to help in any way they can." To learn more about our network of pantries and the work they do, visit our Programs & Services page.
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