‘A blessing’: Food delivery service boosts single mom’s quality of life

January 28, 2022

Not too long ago, Carrie was a hard-working single mom: she was employed as a CNA, taking classes towards a registered nurse designation, and she and her sister cleaned houses each summer.

All that changed after being thrown from a horse left her with debilitating injuries, then her physical situation was further complicated by a serious auto accident that totaled her car as well. “All that work was pretty physical, and then I couldn’t work. I lost my house, and I had to move into subsidized housing,” Carrie said.

Her apartment is situated some distance from the nearest supermarket, so Carrie is unable to walk to get groceries, and she doesn’t have family support nearby. When it came time to renew her Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps), there was an unfortunate delay in processing her application.

So, she reached out for help by calling 211, a state helpline. That’s how she connected with the Food Bank of Delaware. She and her 14-year-old daughter receive a weekly delivery to their door. “It’s been a blessing, a real blessing. It’s awesome that they have this service because I’m sure there are a lot of people like me who really need it,” she said.

To learn more about home delivery programming at the Food Bank of Delaware, please click here.

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