The People We Help
Warning: These stories may bring on feelings of inspiration and hope
These are the Smith's,
they are your neighbours.
Tom is gainfully employed full time and is earning $40,000/yr. His wife Sarah has recently fallen ill and is no longer able to work. With five children to provide for, Sarah called food for life last week not knowing where their next meal would be coming from. Food for life was able to direct them to a program in their area to help provide them with the items they needed to help their family through this difficult time.
You've probably never met Carla, yet you have seen her in the park playing with her two boys
Carla has not worked since her first child was born. Since leaving her abusive boyfriend she is living in social housing. Her second child is only five months old and her situation is likely to continue for quite some time. Luckily for Carla, food for life supports local food banks and community housing. There is also an onsite program where Carla lives. With food security, Carla can now concentrate on taking care of herself and her boys
You've seen Aiden walking to school
Aiden is a great kid, he lives in a low-income household and goes to school hungry every single day. His situation is made apparent on pizza day when even his peers can see that he’s the only one without a slice. To help kids like Aiden succeed Food for Life supports youth food programs such as Halton Food for Thought and Food4Kids.
Ken has infrequent outings resulting from disability and lives on a fixed income.
Ken has diabetes and lives in a wheelchair. With such a low-income Ken struggles with accessing the nutritious food he needs to manage his disease. Thanks to Food for Life onsite programs in low-income residences for individuals on fixed disability income, Ken can now easily access fresh food weekly.