Mary and Bob
"This is my type of living. I know where the light switches are. I know when the sun is going to be really pretty in the front yard and where to put the tomatoes in the backyard."
“It’s a very nice place. They got good food and very good service. They always have a happy smile and good conversation. This place feeds a lot of people that would otherwise go without a meal completely.”
“It’s a profound experience being on the street. I’ve been there. It was about ‘how do I survive? You get the gear. You get the sleeping bag. You figure out where the food is.”
"I just kind of fell in love with it. Being at the pantry I felt like I could be around people and function properly. Big word there — function. It boosted my self-esteem."
"Some people have never been to a pantry before. Sometimes it takes everything they have to walk through that door. My life is no different. I’m just like them. We’re all human."
“I’m pretty strapped by the third week of every month. When my food stamps start to run low and choices are thin, Brown Bag comes along in the nick of time. And it’s healthy food.”
"I’m so incredibly thankful for the food pantry. It helped put food on the table when the food stamps ran out. When you’re a student, to have a resource like that is really helpful."
"I get to come out here and grow vegetables for people who really need them and don’t have access to good food. I think agriculture is a really interesting field."