Catherine Thomas lives in a small community near Center, N.D., where she has limited access to food assistance. The 75-year-old has been doing the best she can on her own after dealing with the loss of her husband four years ago.
Living on a fixed income along with a range of medical issues make it difficult to get by at times. The multiple recent surgeries she has underwent all require medications along with frequent trips to Bismarck or Minot for follow-up care.
Despite these challenges, Catherine remains upbeat thanks in part to assistance from the Great Plains Food Bank.
She knows she can count on regular meals through the Great Plains Food Bank Senior Food Pack Program. As her community does not feature a food pantry or other distributions, Catherine makes regular trips to Center each time the mobile food pantry makes a stop there. She appreciates the variety of foods she is able to receive and specifically cheese.
“It does a lot of good helping people,” she said about the services she is able to receive.
The food assistance allows her the supplement she needs to remain a part of the lives of her large family, which includes four grown children, two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Because of your support, Catherine is able to overcome challenges to keep living her life the best she can.