Every month, Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services features a client dedicated to improving their own life through education and support.
Cindy - May 2018
Cindy is a young mother with a 3-month baby boy. She goes out to work early at 5:00 a.m. and comes home around 10:00 a.m. while her husband takes care of their son. As he is currently unemployed, she is the one supporting her family. “My husband goes out to look for a job every day after I come back from work,” she shared. “He tries to find work helping out at people’s homes, but some days he goes without any luck.”
Cindy often found it difficult to make ends meet for her little family. She said, “The money that I receive from work goes directly to rent and bills. Sometimes I stress too much about it that I don’t produce enough breastmilk to feed my son.” As she was worrying about expenses, she met the CalFresh team at an outreach event. She mentioned to CalFresh outreach coordinators that just a bit of help to feed her son would be enough for her. Her main priority was not providing for herself, but for her son.
She was encouraged to apply, but expressed doubts because she is an immigrant who still doesn’t qualify for benefits. The CalFresh admin explained to Cindy that her son might still be eligible to receive benefits, and after hearing that, she readily applied and was approved. “Now that I receive CalFresh, I feel very happy that our extra money goes to put food on our tables. I don’t have to feel frustrated about it anymore.”
For more information on CalFresh and how you can apply for yourself or your family, click here.
- May 2018 - Cindy (CalFresh)
- April 2018 - Kristina (SMUD EnergyHELP)
- March 2018 - Daughters of Zion Enterpryz (Partner Agency Network)
- February 2018 - Viktoriya (Parent Education)
- January 2018 - Janet (Produce For All)
- December 2017 - Naweed (Refugee Resettlement)
- November 2017 - Frances (Health & Nutrition)
- October 2017 - Lida (Immigration Legal Services)
- September 2017 - Van Family (No Student Left Hungry)
- August 2017 - Layla and Javon Wallace (Youth Education)
- July 2017 - Dorian (Food for Seniors)
- June 2017 - Nancy Cano (Parent Education)
- May 2017 - Christ Chapel (Partner Agency Network)
- April 2017 - Wazir (Adult Education)
- March 2017 - Mahari Family (Produce For All)
- February 2017 - Glenn (Clothing)
- January 2017 - Kristy (CalFresh)