Faces of Hunger
Johnny came to the pantry for the first time because his niece recommended it. About a year ago his maintenance business fell out leaving him unemployed. As an older individual he has had a hard time finding a new job.
“I’m too old. Employers take one look at me and that’s it. They want someone younger,” he explains.
Johnny doesn’t receive food stamps so every trip through the grocery store checkout line puts a dent in his wallet.
“Since this is my first time here I’m hoping it will help me lower my grocery bill,” Johnny explains. “The more food I can get at a pantry, the more money I can save for other necessities.”