Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Mobile Pantry Helps Working Poor At Algonquin Church Monday
Organizer Steve Ludwig said the problem isn't people without jobs, it's people without good jobs. "The jobs they can get don't pay enough," he said. "The money for food is money they can't spend to pay the phone bill or buy clothes or even buy gas so they can drive to work in the first place."
Ludwig said St. Margaret Mary's St. Vincent DePaul Society currently helps about 270 families in Algonquin and Lake in the Hills where many breadwinners are employed only part-time or underemployed full-time. "It's a big problem," he said. "No doubt about it."
In the pic: More than 100 families trooped through the line during the first hour of Monday's St. Vincent DePaul Society visit by NIFB's Mobile Food Pantry at St. Margaret Mary Church in Algonquin Monday.