Real Stories: When food stamps run out, Marchell faces hunger.

April 11th, 2011 § 1 comment

Marchell is in 7th grade at Bedichek Middle School where she attends the Kids Cafe afterschool meal program at the South Austin Boys and Girls Club. Neither of Marchell’s parents work right now, and she says that the meal she receives at Kids Cafe is her dinner for the evening.

“Mostly, at the end of the month, we run out of food. We are on food stamps, but they don’t really help that much. Food cost is going up, so it just doesn’t help,” says Marchell.

“At the end of the month we just have to hold off. I feel hungry, but I can’t do anything about it,” explains Marchell.

Marchell wants to be a veterinarian or a teacher. “I’m smart and always get my homework in before class is even over, but I also have my cool side.” She says that she loves to sing and looks up to the singer, Selena. “She was so beautiful and I love her songs. I know them all by heart!”

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§ One Response to Real Stories: When food stamps run out, Marchell faces hunger.

  • toni says:

    We feel you about the food being short at the end of the month. sometimes we run out the third week of the month……………………….

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