Share Your Blessings With Others
The holidays are a time with people come together to celebrate and count their blessings. For others in our community, it is a time when they are struggling to make ends meet. Sadly, there are tens of thousands of San Antonians who don’t know where their next meal is coming from.
Mary is 80 years old and visits the San Antonio Food Bank’s Mobile Pantry once a month to get a supplement to her food. Her husband died in 1968 and she has been on her own ever since. After he died, she worked two jobs to make ends meet. She worked for the county doing data entry and had another part-time job. She retired 12 years ago and was doing well enough to live on her own until recently. She has several medical problems and the cost of medications puts a strain on her monthly budget. The Medicare she receives only covers a part of the cost and there is little money left for food.
Mary shared, “I never wanted to be a burden on my three children and I try to get by on my own, but I’m at the point where I need help from them and the San Antonio Food Bank. I’m thankful I have somewhere to go when I need help.”
“I’m alive and able to spend time with my family. I know I’m struggling, but there are many who are in worse places than me. Please tell the people who make donations to the Food Bank that I say thank you! You do so much to help me every month.”