“Nowadays everything is so expensive. By getting food here you’re saving $20 that could be going towards a bill or something else, so it’s really helping in other places.”
Concord mom Cynthia needs our help.
She loves to find new, healthy recipes she can cook for her kids. But with the cost of food, fuel and life in the Bay Area so high, providing nutritious meals and managing all her other household expenses is tougher than it used to be – and that balancing act is only getting harder for more of our neighbors right now.
With the expiration of emergency CalFresh allotments in April, more than 75,000 households in Contra Costa and Solano Counties are seeing their grocery budgets dramatically reduced, sometimes to as little as $23 a month. Experts across the country are warning we’re on the verge of a “hunger cliff” that will leave more of our neighbors struggling to feed themselves and create more hard choices for families like Cynthia’s.
“It does help if you have a family … and it’s healthier for the kids too,” Cynthia shared, while picking up fresh fruits and vegetables she’ll use to feed her household of six.
Can you help us ensure families in our community don’t have to sacrifice nutrition to make ends meet?