Testimonial from Sara
CalWORKS participant Jessica, a stay at home mom, quickly became a single mom with two children after she escaped an abusive husband. For four months last year she lived on WIC and $40 in cash. WIC was a life saver that allowed her to make simple meals but also provided fresh fruits and veggies to feed her children. The food she receives from the Food Bank helps stock her pantry. “These programs are vital,” she says. She’s not looking for lifelong help, just enough to get on her feet and go back to school so she can get a job to support her kids.