Life hasn’t been easy for Bill and Brande, but they’re doing everything they can to make it through tough times. “Food isn’t as cheap as it used to be,” Bill says. “Throw in gas and bills — and money gets really tight,” Brande adds. Like many other struggling families across South Dakota, Bill has a full-time job. He works in a warehouse. Even still, the family hasn’t been able to keep up with rising prices and expenses. They have a couple of growing boys with big appetites, too, making the monthly strain on their budget ever tighter.
“There's Just No Way” – Bill
When the golden years aren’t so golden. Jane and her husband are technically retired, but life is anything but relaxing. While she’s no longer able to work due to medical issues, he was actually holding two jobs to ensure their needs were met.
“The Food Bank is giving us breathing room between our expenses and our resources, they’re keeping us going, and of course we’re very thankful.” – Jane
Mom and daughter feed hungry neighbors together
“Once you start helping here, you just want to do it more and more.”
Read their full stories, and more, in our Fall 2017 Newsletter