Local Mom Thanks You
Kristen holds produce she’ll take home for her family from Bowie Mission, a
partner agency of the Food Bank.
“If it wasn’t for [the food pantry] I wouldn’t know what to do.”
One of the best gifts a parent can receive is the good health of their children — and you’re helping make that possible for countless families this holiday season and beyond.
Parents like Kristen want you to know what a difference your gifts make for her family. She and her husband have three children, Abigail, 8, Mason, 4 and Emma, 1. Kristen says all three children are healthy — and you play a big role in that.
Her husband has a job installing medical equipment, but the high costs of daycare and torn cartilage in her knee have prevented Kristen from working right now.
The family receives $100 monthly from SNAP benefits, but Kristen says despite shopping at the least expensive grocery stores, she rarely has enough to afford healthy groceries.
And on top of the normal bills, Kristen expects to receive bills soon for medical treatment she had for her knee.
But when the family’s budget tightens, they’re grateful to have access to nutritious groceries at Bowie Mission, a partner agency of the Food Bank. Kristen says she sometimes stops in twice a month to pick up groceries.
“I love this pantry,” she says. “If it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t know what to do.”
Your gifts to the Wichita Falls Area Food Bank are making a difference for countless more families like Kristen’s.
Thank you for partnering with us to make sure more of your neighbors facing hunger have the food they need, especially in this season of sharing.