It’s easy to let pride get in the way of doing things — even those things necessary to live, like eating when you’re hungry.
Billy encourages people to visit mobile food pantries if they need help getting enough food to eat.
“Don’t let your pride stop you,” he said.
Billy visits Flame of Hope, the food pantry in East Prairie where he lives.
With two kids at home, food is a precious commodity in his home. His kids try to convince him to take them out to eat, but he said he just can’t afford it. He considers himself lucky to have the food that Flame of Hope and Southeast Missouri Food Bank provide.
“It’s a blessing, and the people are great,” Billy said.
He hopes one day he can return the generosities others have shown him.