Hunger affects a diverse group of people. Clients seeking help from the Foodbank’s agencies and programs include seniors, children, hardworking families, single parents, the newly unemployed, and more. To a family in crisis, Foodbank programs can provide a little hope and support during a difficult time.
These are the stories of real people in our community who need the help and support of the Foodbank's agencies and programs.
A retired grandfather whose daughter and her children live with him. James became a guardian for his grandchildren so they would not become part of the system. Read James' story.
A 96-year old World War II vet whose benefits only stretch so far each month. Read Clarence's story.
Terri, a Desert Storm vet, works a full-time job but couldn’t feed her kids. Now, she is getting help from food stamps thanks to EIF’s SNAP Outreach Program. Read Terri’s story.
Do you have a story you’d like to share? Submit it via email to marketing(at)eifoodbank.org or call us at 217-328-3663.