Delivery service helps single mom struggling with food, housing issues

March 30, 2022

Dover resident Tiffany is somewhat new to Delaware, and adapting to her life here hasn’t been easy. This Mississippi native moved north with two sons a couple of years ago to be closer to her mother. Although her mother has since passed away, Tiffany – who is disabled due to mental health issues – is challenged to make ends meet.

The ongoing struggle to feed her family led Tiffany to comb the internet where she found the Food Bank of Delaware and learned about home delivery options for neighbors who need that service. She’s unable to drive because of her disability, but she’s able to cook at home and finds the weekly box of food a blessing.

Tiffany’s apartment rent is $1,600, and after paying utilities, she has little money left to buy food. She has been on a search for more affordable housing for her family. Her income, though limited, makes her ineligible for housing subsidies. Both of her sons, ages 12 and 14, have severe learning disabilities; one is autistic and the other has ADHD. But, like typical boys, they both have big appetites.

“I’m just trying to improve my credit score too,” Tiffany said. She was interested in getting financial counseling through our Stand By Me program, a free service offered through a partnership between the Food Bank of Delaware and the state of Delaware.

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

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