A Young Mother’s Story: Foodbank has kept our spirits up

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March 23, 2016

Susan has been receiving food packages from the her local food charity since she lost her daughter and her husband’s business slowed down. Here is her story of how the food you help us provide is making a huge difference in the lives of many across Australia…

The past few years we have struggled in many areas of our life including the loss of our daughter due to heart failure.

Since then my husband’s work has slowed down. He is a contract tradesman and at many times he has to wait for months before getting paid.

We have fallen behind in all areas of payments (house, phone, electricity, rates and school fees) for more than 6 months. I started work just so we could buy food and fuel. The bank then stopped access to all our accounts and my small wage.

Our local charity was the only place I could access food and fresh produce for next to nothing. Being supplied food through Foodbank has kept our spirits up and I could buy goods that I would not be able to purchase otherwise for my 6 year old son. Veggies, fruit, fridge and frozen products, even washing powders and some bathroom items.

Some of these we’ve had to go without for a while and it’s been so depressing. So thank you for your support. We are now just getting back on our feet but there are so many more people in need.

Thanks to the gifts of friends like you, Foodbank is able to partner with and provide food to charities all over Australia and offer some encouragement and nourishment. If you would like to continue to provide food relief to more people like Susan and her family please make a donation to Foodbank NSW & ACT here.

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