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Feeding hope: Lisa’s Story
Lisa usually lives in a two-income household, but now it’s down to one—hers. Her husband lost his part-time job because of the COVID-19 pandemic. That meant that her family lost their food budget, since his income normally covers their groceries.
“I’m just lucky that I’m working so I can pay the bills.”
Lisa is concerned not only about keeping her family fed but also that her kids feel a sense of normalcy through this crisis. “Kids shouldn’t need to know you’re rationing. You want them to feel like it’s always a choice—not what you have to do.” The food she received at the Mobile Market helped bring that sense of normalcy into her home. “We wouldn’t splurge on oranges. That would seem more like a splurge than a need,” she said.
Even though times are tough for Lisa and her family right now, she continues to ground herself in gratitude. “I’m just lucky that I’m working so I can pay the bills.”
Agency Spotlight: House of Hope – March 17
House of Hope is a resource center located in Ione, Washington, at the very top of Pend Oreille County. This small house provides a lot of care and love for the communities of Ione, Metaline Falls and Metaline.
Pandemic SNAP benefits end: Understanding the impact – March 10
Temporary pandemic SNAP benefits have expired in Idaho and Washington. As a result, more neighbors may turn to their local food banks and pantries for support.
Ag producers nourish lives – March 3
All this month, Second Harvest is honoring the ag community and highlighting agriculture’s essential contributions to our shared hunger relief efforts.
Feeding Eastern Washington and North Idaho
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