When it came to her career, Charlotte’s passions ranged from working in graphic design to helping improve people’s health through home health care. And now, thanks to friends like you, she has a chance to improve her own health in retirement with access to good nutritious food.
“It helps me save quite a bit of money during the month,” Charlotte says of the food she receives from the Great Plains Food Bank Senior Food Pack Program, along with visits to the Emmons County Food Pantry supplied by the Great Plains Food Bank.
Charlotte, 70, is grateful to own her home and not worry about housing. But she does worry about how to stretch her fixed Social Security income to cover all her expenses.
“By the time I pay all my other bills like water and electric, gas, all that…I don’t have much money to play with,” she says.
Charlotte has several medical conditions (type 2 diabetes, celiac disease and high blood pressure) that require her to choose healthier food options — but these choices are typically more expensive. Before finding the food pantry, she says that she would have to go without her prescription medications at times.
“I was often choosing between groceries and medicine,” she says.
Thanks to friends like you, Charlotte no longer has to make that choice. Your generosity gives her and thousands more neighbors ongoing access to nutritious food without sacrificing other essentials.
“It helps me a lot,” Charlotte says.
Thank you. Together with you, we can end hunger.
Charlotte pauses to share her appreciation after receiving a variety of food from a food pantry supplied by the Great Plains Food Bank.
“It helps me save quite a bit of money during the month.”