Sunday, June 24, 2012
Mobile Food Pantry Visit At Huntley Brings More Seeking Help
For instance, the number of Illinois families receiving food stamps has roughly doubled in the past three years to 1.8 million. But a Carpentersville couple living on Social Security Disability said they receive Food Stamp assistance, all right, but it only amounts to $16 each month.
How did the Food Stamp program decide on sixteen dollars?
"It probably has something to do with the State, I guess," said the man.
A Huntley mom named Maria said she was going to look into Food Stamps. She said she's got a full-time job. That places her among the 92 percent of workers who constitute the employed part of the McHenry County workforce. "It's not a good-paying job," she said, though. In fact, she said, her phone sales job doesn't pay enough for her family to make ends meet. "I've got to look for something better," she said.
In the pic: Saturday's food distribution from the Mobile Food Pantry saw more people appear earlier than a similar one at Springbrook church only two months ago.