Audrey worked full-time for Heinz Ketchup for 29 years. She liked it there but illness brought a premature end to her career.
Stella is a single mother and works to help adults with autism. But despite her and her family’s accomplishments she still benefits from key anti-poverty programs.
When Gary came to our office he was clearly trying to hold himself together. The man had a sad story to tell, and as we helped him with his application for food stamps he told it to us.
I have two part-time jobs. I work as a dispatcher for a local police department and as a security guard at a high school. I also have three illnesses: Type I Diabetes, Celiac disease, and an intestinal disorder called microscopic colitis. Because of these disorders, I have to be very careful about what I eat….
“I never thought it would happen, and you wouldn’t think it to look at me, but I’m on food stamps. When I grocery shop I travel to a different neighborhood from where I live. It doesn’t help when I wear a fur coat…”