Barilynn recently visited a mobile food pantry stop in Twin Buttes to get food for her and her family, which also consists of her mother Heidi and her brother Byron. They all pull together to get by, but it has been especially hard since COVID.
Barilynn works for Tribal housing and is working to gain her degree in business management at United Tribes Technical College. She hopes for a brighter future not only for herself, but also her family. She is thankful for the support system she has at home, but since their mother’s battle with cancer and debt that has begun to pile up, it has become a challenge.
“Everything is expensive,” Barilynn laments. Living paycheck to paycheck makes it hard to get the things they need. And food is certainly one of them.
Barilynn recently heard about the Great Plains Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry through the tribal communication system and has utilized it ever since. It helps them get food that can last a month at a time and takes the added stress off prioritizing expenses.
Their family believes healthy food is important especially in their mother’s recovery and are glad there are healthy options provided as well. The family makes sure to put the food they receive to good use and Barilynn says the potatoes and milk are their household favorites.
Barilynn is always sure to give her thanks to those that make the mobile food pantry possible: “This goes a long way from my heart. Thank you.”