The Food Pantry Steps In
Maryanne is a 70-year-old single mother of three. Her daughter is terminally ill and bedridden. Since her daughter’s illness, Maryanne has been the caregiver for her grandchildren, ages two years, four years, and 10 months. The father of the children supports the family with a monthly check, but it is not enough to feed them during their time of need. Amazingly, the family still makes too much to qualify for Food Stamps/SNAP benefits.
Maryanne, her daughter, and her grandchildren have been able to depend on the Emergency Food Pantry for food two to three times a month. The program also helps her by providing diapers, baby formula, and toiletries. At Christmas, the pantry provided a turkey and their holiday meal. They also gave them toys that had been donated by Fredericksburg Auto Auction.
This family, who fell into the cracks of government support, was able to find help and hope in the Emergency Food Pantry.
Rappahannock United Way is a proud supporter of S.E.R.V.E. Emergency Food Pantry and Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank Mobile Pantry. Over 7,200 low income individuals and families in hard to reach communities in the Greater Fredericksburg Region will receive food assistance from these RUW funded programs this year.