“I’ve been coming every Thursday to help supplement my grocery budget.”
Every week, 82-year-old Andre picks up food from the Franciscan Food Center in Boston, one of GBFB’s member hunger-relief agencies.
“When I turned 65, I retired from working. My retirement income is small, so I moved to Unquity House in Milton and started going to St. Anthony’s Shrine in downtown Boston. At their exercise class for seniors, I learned about the food pantry at the Franciscan Food Center. Since then, I’ve been coming every Thursday to help supplement my grocery budget. What I like about the pantry is that I can choose the foods I want, and the volunteers help me pick out healthier foods, like fresh fruits and vegetables. I visit the pantry every week because it helps keep me strong and healthy. I turned 82 in late September, but I don’t look it!”
You can read more of Andre’s story on our blog.