Real Stories: Ten year old Jose stays active to prevent thinking about hunger.

May 2nd, 2011 § 2 comments

Jose is 10 and in 5th grade. He attends the East Austin Boys and Girls Club afterschool program. Jose has a big family. He lives with his grandparents, uncles, mother and three siblings.

 

“Sometimes we don’t have that much food. I just play some board games or I sleep, or do something active so I don’t think about it. We’re just trying to get the family to keep on going.”

 

Jose says that his uncles and grandpa work in construction, his mother works from home, and his 15-year-old brother, David, rides his bike around the neighborhood looking for work.

 

He says that he looks up to his Uncle Tony who is teaching him how to fix things around the house.

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§ 2 Responses to Real Stories: Ten year old Jose stays active to prevent thinking about hunger."

  • Evana Vleck says:

    Thank you for sharing this story, it really puts life in perspective, but how do we help Jose?

  • Lisa Goddard says:

    Thank you for your comment. You can help Jose and the 20,000 children we serve each week by supporting the Food Bank. Every $1 donated provides $5 worth of food to help support our child programs such as Kids Cafe, CHOICES nutrition education and more. We’re also always looking for volunteers and people to advocate for child nutrition programs on the state and national levels. For more information on how you can help, please visit http://www.austinfoodbank.org/how-to-help/

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