Food on Table
Josh, of Cape Girardeau, sat near a table at an indoor mobile food pantry at Good Lutheran Chapel in Cape Girardeau, recently. His dark glasses and the nearby cane were obvious indicators of his blindness.
Josh, who has been blind since birth, said his condition was harder when he was a child, but he has learned to deal with it. He was at the mobile pantry to get food for his wife and six-year-old son.
“The little one likes to eat a lot,” Josh said.
He receives Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, but it’s not enough to cover the family’s monthly grocery needs. That’s where the mobile food pantries hosted by churches and other organizations that partner with Southeast Missouri Food Bank come into play. They help put food on the table.
“People who come to these pantries need the food, so thanks for the help,” Josh said.