Pack ‘Til They’re Back Client Story: Margarita and family
December 6, 2011
Pack ‘til They’re Back is a holiday campaign intended to raise awareness for the children who rely on the Feeding America BackPack Program. Over the course of the holidays, Feeding America will share the stories of families served by their local BackPack Programs. Last week, you learned about Wanda, an Indiana mother struggling to raise her children. This week takes us to a family served by the Care and Share Food Bank.
Our grandmothers. Most of us think of them fondly as the loving relatives who will let us eat all the cookies we want or stay up as late as we wish.
Margarita, a kind woman from Colorado, is often that type of grandmother. But she’s recently also taken on the role of guardian to Rico and Angel, her grandsons. To support her family, Margarita works evenings in a janitorial crew at a store. Her income is just barely enough to pay the bills, childcare for the boys and the cost of food.
She relies on the Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado’s BackPack Program for assistance. Recently, our partners at C&S Wholesale Grocers sponsored a Feeding America visit to this wonderful family. You can see their story here.