Maria and her husband, Marcellio, have three children, including their 8-month-old son, Angel who we met with Maria recently. Marcellio is a landscaper, but since the beginning of the pandemic, there’s been less work available, and the family’s income took a big hit.
Maria receives federal support from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) in order to help with Angel. But, Marcellio’s drastic cut in pay, even assistance from WIC isn’t enough to keep food on the table for everyone at home.
Now, with the holidays right around the corner, the trouble they face is even greater. Their electric bill skyrockets when it’s especially cold or hot outside, and the kids will be home from school on breaks for weeks at a time. Maria and her husband will have to find a way to keep their electricity on while coming up with additional food when schools are closed.
That’s why Maria is so grateful for your generosity that helps stock Wildwood United Methodist Church, a partner agency of Montgomery County Food Bank, with plenty of healthy food for families like hers.
Your support allows Maria to not have to choose between paying for food or keeping the electricity on. This year, her family can truly enjoy the holidays instead of wondering where their next meal will come from.
“I’m very thankful for this,” Maria says. “I’m hopeful this food will take some pressure off my husband’s plate while he’s looking to gain more hours.”
We are so grateful for all you’ve done for neighbors like Maria and her family, especially during this special time of year.