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Meet Epiphaney, Humberto & their children


“My husband Humberto and I have been married for nine years – but these past two have been the hardest we have known. We both started our careers serving in the army. I had to leave when we had our first child and a few years ago he was medically discharged.

At the time we had three kids and suddenly one less income. Humberto's service-related injuries cause him a great deal of pain so it was hard for him to find work. I was working full time but the company suffered losses, and I was laid off.

The loss of my job catalyzed the loss of our apartment. For several months our family of five lived out of our car. We had nothing, including no money for food. To have to worry about where your next meal is coming from is the most horrible feeling. I mean, my husband and I can go without, but I cannot imagine letting my children go hungry.

We looked everywhere for any place that could help us. Someone referred us to the Food Bank’s services. The pantry we were referred to provided us with food to feed our growing boys. I cannot describe the relief that passed over me when I no longer had to worry about them getting enough to eat.”

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