March 31, 2017
by Andrew R. for NTFB

A Local Food Pantry Client Thanks You

March 31, 2017
by Andrew R. for NTFB

Margaret Ramirez - Sharing Life Community Outreach (2)When we met Margaret last winter, she was so happy to have found Sharing Life Community Outreach, a North Texas Food Bank Partner Agency in Mesquite. Before she started coming here, she had been eating a lot of beans and rice — but little else.

Margaret describes herself as semi-retired. As her health has declined over the years, she has taken on a lighter schedule at her job resulting in less pay. She described to us what this arrangement has done to her finances.

“When I’m working, my income pays for rent, but the rest you’ve just got to make do,” Margaret said.

She recalls how she ended up making her first visit to Sharing Life Community Outreach: facing a particularly difficult month, she decided to ask for help. Not sure where to begin, she dialed 211, which provided her with information about the pantry.

For Margaret, accepting help from the Sharing Life was one of the best decisions she has made. Now, whenever food and funds are running low, she knows she has somewhere to go to pick up groceries that will last until the end of the month.

As a North Texas Food Bank supporter, you have done so much to help neighbors like Margaret access the ingredients for nourishing meals.

Reflecting on your kindness, Margaret expressed her deep gratitude: “Thank you,” she said. “I appreciate y’all helping me when you can. I’d like to offer something when I get back on my feet.”

 


Around the Table - Spring 2017This article originally appeared in NTFB’s Spring Edition of Around the Table. Read the entire newsletter by visiting ntfb.org/AroundTheTable.

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Margaret Ramirez - Sharing Life Community Outreach (2)When we met Margaret last winter, she was so happy to have found Sharing Life Community Outreach, a North Texas Food Bank Partner Agency in Mesquite. Before she started coming here, she had been eating a lot of beans and rice — but little else.

Margaret describes herself as semi-retired. As her health has declined over the years, she has taken on a lighter schedule at her job resulting in less pay. She described to us what this arrangement has done to her finances.

“When I’m working, my income pays for rent, but the rest you’ve just got to make do,” Margaret said.

She recalls how she ended up making her first visit to Sharing Life Community Outreach: facing a particularly difficult month, she decided to ask for help. Not sure where to begin, she dialed 211, which provided her with information about the pantry.

For Margaret, accepting help from the Sharing Life was one of the best decisions she has made. Now, whenever food and funds are running low, she knows she has somewhere to go to pick up groceries that will last until the end of the month.

As a North Texas Food Bank supporter, you have done so much to help neighbors like Margaret access the ingredients for nourishing meals.

Reflecting on your kindness, Margaret expressed her deep gratitude: “Thank you,” she said. “I appreciate y’all helping me when you can. I’d like to offer something when I get back on my feet.”

 


Around the Table - Spring 2017This article originally appeared in NTFB’s Spring Edition of Around the Table. Read the entire newsletter by visiting ntfb.org/AroundTheTable.

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