Ada loves her tight-knit family. She’d do anything for her husband, two teenage children, and mother-in-law, who all live together in the same Ashland City home.
She sells life insurance. Her husband installs countertops. The couple have lived paycheck-to-paycheck for years, but working together, have somehow made ends meet. Until her husband got hurt.
Ada’s husband was forced to take unpaid time off due to an unforeseen medical procedure, tossing a vulnerable family into disarray. Down to one paycheck, Ada couldn’t afford to cover both groceries and utility bills. “I was trying to figure out how to get food,” Ada worried. “I didn’t want my gas to get cut off, or my lights.”
Then a friend told Ada about a Food Bank-supported Mobile Pantry she could visit in nearby Pleasant View. With her family in mind, Ada arrived at the distribution site with a heavy heart.
After collecting groceries and fresh produce, made possible by people like you, Ada was relieved to know she could pay her monthly utility bills.
“This is the most helpful food I have,” she said. “It’s way more than I expected.”
Now equipped with healthy food for her family, Ada returned to her house with a much lighter spirit — realizing the number of people who truly cared for her extended beyond the walls of her home.