Solutions for local residents who face food hardships

Posted at 6:49 PM, Jul 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-07 05:45:54-04

Louise Pearson-Hayes says she and her grandson hit hard times when she injured herself in a fall. "It was a real struggle. All of my flesh hit metal when I fell backwards."

She says she couldn't work for three weeks. They had bills to pay and they were hungry.

Louise says at one time her refrigerator was empty. But thanks to the Food Bank and working, she's able to fill her refrigerator with food. "If I need something, they are there for me," Pearson-Hayes said.
Her family now gets food from the Revival Community Outreach Ministries in Riviera Beach.

"A lot of working poor, a lot of folks that have gotten hit by the food stamps cutting back, and then you also have a lot of grandparents like Louise," the organization's representative, Carmen Garcia said.

Louise is working now, but makes time to volunteer for the organization that helped her through some tough times.

"You have to put back what you get back, you've got to put it back no matter what. If you're a child of God, that's what you do."


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