Poodles, I am so sorry for the mess that is going on w/ your dh's job, that is just horrible. Then add all the stress on top of that for both of you. The company my dh works for is pulling a lot of 'crap' w/ its employees, also. They have been told to eliminate at least 400 jobs thru out the co, his place is trying to do that in their building alone. The stress is almost unbearable.
I agree w/ Donna, check out the food stamps, and any food banks in the area, like at your church. Hopefully, they can give you some assistance.
For all the noise that the economy is on the upswing, we certainly aren't seeing it here. My son is in construction, nothing is happening in construction and most other places are not hiring. He is young, strong, healthy (Thank you, God) and is a hard worker, still not getting anywhere.
I wish I had more to offer you, but pls know you and your family are in my prayers.
God bless. Alice.