"This is my first time at a food pantry. It is very humbling. It's hard to reach out and it's just swallowing my pride and asking for help.
Masaias & Belview, father and son
"I'm here because there is no food in the house. I am on SSI. The first of the month we pay our bills and then don't have money for food for the rest of the month. Every day I am constantly thinking about where I'm going to get food the next day for my son."
Marina & Braulio, husband & wife with six kids
"You have to feed the family and once you get to the end of the month and your refrigerator and cupboards are bare it is depressing. Then you go to this food closet where there are people that care. These people don't even know me and they open their doors to me."
Susan, single woman on disability
"I am on Social Security Insurance Disability and I spend half of my income on rent. I don't quality for food stamps. The pantry is my main source for food and I use the grocery stores to supplement the food I get from the pantry."
Ken, unemployed youth
"I've been looking for work for the past month and it has been very hard. Hopefully the economy will pick up. I love the random acts of kindness I have experienced through these food pantries."
Shannon, single mom with three girls
"I am a single Mom and I struggle every day to feed my kids and we all go through problems in life. If we stay focused and have more people out here speaking out on what's going on, we can help each other."