Esther only gets by with what she absolutely needs. “I know what it’s like to have and to not have,” she says. After working in the nursing field, Esther is now retired living on a fixed income and is also taking care of her sick adult son. To help make ends meet she visits Lutheran Community Services’ St. Stephen’s food pantry in Wilmington once a month.
Esther appreciates the help she receives from the pantry – by the end of the month money is tight in her household. She doesn’t know what she would do without St. Stephen’s assistance.
Esther isn’t embarrassed about receiving food assistance. “A lot of people don’t want their friends to know,” she said. “But when you’re hungry it doesn’t matter where it comes from.”
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