Kathy and her husband have been in a financial bind since she was laid off from her job as an industrial laborer, one month ago.
At 45, Kathy suffers from a severe type of arthritis that requires $350 worth of monthly medications. Although Kathy's husband is working, and her former employer is trying to get her medical coverage through COBRA, she has gone without her arthritis medication for nearly a month because it is too expensive.
"The economy has really hit a lot of families hard," Kathy said.
To help the couple through these tough times, Kathy recently visited a Homegrown Help Mobile Food Bank distribution, held in Spokane Valley. When the Second Harvest truck arrived, Kathy immediately volunteered to help set up the temporary food bank.
"I was in line and they needed help, so I helped. I've been bagging vegetables," she said.
Once the distribution began, Kathy was able to get fresh potatoes, apples, apple juice, bread and other foods to help the couple get through these tough times.
"It's going to help us eat, so was can utilize our money for bills and other stuff."
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