This is in response to the post about making 170,000 a year and using food bank and Salvation Army. My husband and I make about 140,000 combined and have also had to use food bank twice this year. Our income is about 100,000 less than it was last year and we’re learning how to budget with a smaller income. We’re downgrading our vehicles and home and we were hungry with 0 dollars in our bank account. Our daughter had no food so yes we used the food bank for the first time in our lives.
Just because others may say we don’t need it and are irresponsible with our money won’t deter me from using their services when we need it. We’ve donated much more than we’ve received and I have no bad feelings about taking help when needed even if those who are low income think we don’t “deserve” it. Yes, the previous poster was baiting, but I just wanted by to share my own personal experience. It doesn’t matter how or why you need their services as long as you don’t take advantage to “stay ahead” in the economy as the other poster put it.