Throughout central and western Oklahoma, many retired seniors often have a difficult time making ends meet while living on their fixed retirement income. After spending most of their lives working hard to provide for their families and make a good life for themselves, the last thing these older neighbors should be worrying about is whether or not they’ll have something to eat.
Nathaniel is one of these older Oklahomans. He was forced to retire in ’88 after suffering from a back injury. Now, he lives alone, and usually, he does ok for himself. But every once in a while, his limited budget just doesn’t stretch far enough for him to afford everything he needs.
For the past few years, Nathaniel has visited his local food pantry whenever he needs an extra helping hand. He says the food he gets is really good and that he’s usually able to make it last all month.
“I think it’s great,” he says. “Everything’s great. The people are really nice.”
He also says that he thinks the food pantry is really good for the community and that without it, he’d probably be short on food.
Thank you for giving seniors like Nathaniel the extra help they need to make their limited incomes stretch from month to month. Because of your support, older Oklahomans facing hunger don’t have to worry about whether or not they’ll have food on their dinner table.