I worked every single day of my life, paid my taxes, NEVER accepted an unemployment check, so when I went on disability, I was shocked that the wealthiest country has several hundred thousand KIDS go to bed hungry. Meanwhile, did you know that GE (owns NBC, Coke and everything else) pain NOT ONE SINGLE CENT in taxes-why is this swept under the rug...very few corps ppay taxes. My daughter and I make 1,082 per mpnth (for real, govt pays electric) we are not eligible for food stamps either. It is Homecoming week, what do I tell her when her friends are buying new everything? So I sold my bedroom TV.
But dear princess, I know ALLLL THE FOOD BANKS.You should have a county food pantry, or call Catholic charities, they used to give vouchers and holiday dinners. Here are some other groups that may help: Catholic church, Methodist church, salvation army second harvest and Angel Food Ministries. They vary from place to place, but you could call DSS for local groups or ask other poor people. Try also Low Income Heating and Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). If you qualify, they'll pay utility for a year!!!My hubby and I used to have false pride and shame doing this, but people told us"You worked all your life, you've earned it". Good luck -there are places that will help with rent. It is hard but you will survive, my family has done it for 5 years
Good luck, hang tough