Winter took a toll on Adam Rodriguez when he slipped and fell on an icy patch. The fall tore up his shoulder forcing him onto disability as he recovered from surgery. It has been a trying time financially for Adam.
“Funds are really low right now,” he states.
He first heard about the Amen Food Pantry in Dickinson, a partner food pantry of the Great Plains Food Bank, four months ago through a friend and has been coming ever since. His marriage has also been going through complicated times where he now is financially on his own. Getting food from the pantry has helped free up funds and helps keep him afloat.
Despite living alone, his son Jake and his three grandchildren visit quite often.
“This really helps them out when they come over,” Adam said.
Having food to feed his family and himself is a life saver.
Without the pantry he would have to cutback and he is grateful for the food he receives as it can last about a month at a time. He really enjoys the pastries as well as receiving fresh produce and meat.
Adam is thankful for everyone that donates.
“If they didn’t pull together and do this, I definitely and a lot of other people, it would be a lot harder on us,” he said.