Faces of Hunger
Carla has been coming to Sojourner Truth for about three years. When she first started coming she was homeless, now she has a place to stay and is even on the verge of moving. Her life has definitely improved. “I can make it to the end of the month now before I have to come and get a little food,” Carla explains. “If money is getting tight I can spend money on other necessities because I know I can come here and get food,” she explains.
This service is even more important for Carla as she often has medical bills to pay. She suffers from M.S. which is what forced to onto the streets in the first place. Sometimes her condition makes it difficult to get to the pantry, but that doesn’t stop her from trying when she really needs the help.
Over the three years she’s been coming to Sojourner, Carla has developed a relationship with the people who work there. “I love the sisters and my children do too. The Sisters have been very supportive of me over the years.”
“A lot of times single parents don’t have the resources they need for their kids, that’s why donating is so important. A lot of people donate things they don’t need, but others do need it. That’s why donations are so greatly appreciated. Anything people can give is truly a blessing,” Carla says.