James, Kevin and Marcia don’t seem to notice the cold as they chat and rub their hands together in the morning air. They take gloves and hats from Numerica volunteers who walk up and down the line asking clients if they need them. “I’m a newly single father of a kid looking for some help,” James said. He's struggling to make ends meet and pay for school supplies and food for his son, 15, on one income.
Kevin and Marcia are hoping the food they get today will help offset some of the money they’ve spent in medical costs this year. “I've got cancer,” Kevin said. “I’ve been out of work for over a year.”
“He keeps getting kicked back down every time he goes to work,” Marcia said. “It’s hard.”