Candace shared her story with us.
She is a mother, a daughter, and a wife in Rutland County, Vermont, and she is caring for her aging parents every day while trying to provide her children with the food they need to grow. Her husband works full-time, and they still can’t make ends meet. She said, “I have gone without meals. My husband’s gone without meals to make sure that our kids or my parents ate. I was relieved when I found out that there was a food pantry in my own hometown. […] It means a lot. I’m able to feed my children, my mom and my dad. I love my parents. I love them with all my heart. They took care of me when I was little, and now they need my help. It’s my turn.”
Do you have a story about how hunger has affected you? Or perhaps about why it is important to you to help end hunger?