“End of October 2010 I lost my job and didn’t have savings! How could we [survive] when we had a $4,400 mortgage payment and my husband was in school…?
November our electricity was shut off and the day before Thanksgiving my husband caught on FIRE while turning on our brand new generator. Buying a generator was cheaper than paying our electricity bill… My husband survived with minimal damages considering he was on FIRE!
January 27th we lost our home of 7 years… Luckily we found an apartment fairly soon.
A week before February 27th, 2011, my husband and I, at wits end, remembered Interfaith Food Center and went to sign-up…
Upon arriving at Interfaith Food Center I sat with Amy who was registering me. In conversation Amy asked for my daughter’s date of birth and I said ‘February 27th: one week away and I’m worried about it!” Amy smiled and kept going with the registration process. Once we finished Amy guided me to the line and stepped away. Just as I was signing in Amy returned with a hand knitted beautiful turquoise sweater and asked if it looked like it’ll fit my daughter. I replied yes and that’s when she asked if I wanted it as a gift for my daughter’s birthday. I said, ‘Yes I would, it’s beautiful, thanks a lot!” My daughter absolutely loves it and wears it often.
Interfaith Food Center not only helps our family with groceries in our time of need, but its volunteers seem to truly care. Without IFC our life would be much harder and our bellies hungrier…
I thank this organization and its volunteers for making a difference in our lives.”