Texas transplants, Amanda and Ed have always been able to provide for their four children, including Jordan, 14, Trevor, 11, Preston, 10 and little Shaylee, 3. But when Ed found himself unemployed for a long stretch, things got tough.
“The kids sometimes have a hard time understanding why they have to sell things, downsize, move away, etc.,” says Amanda.
Fortunately, Ed got a job at Boeing this year and moved his family north from Texas. It was the right move, but according to Amanda, it’s wasn’t an overnight process.
“We are thrilled for the new opportunity, but it’s been taking a while to get back on solid footing,” says Amanda. Ed’s work hours still fluctuate, so the cupboards can get a little bare towards the end of the month. This is why Amanda was happy to find the Marysville Community Food Bank.
Located near Amanda and Ed’s home, the food bank is open three times a week to anyone who needs a little extra help.
“Without the food we get through Food Lifeline, we wouldn’t be able to serve families like Amanda and Ed at anywhere near the level we do,” says Dell Deierling, Director of Marysville Community Food Bank.
When you support Food Lifeline, you are stocking the shelves of food banks and meal programs across Western Washington. On average, Food Lifeline provides 1/3 of the food distributed by our 275 member agencies.
The family is thrilled to have this support as they settle into their new home.
“Thank you for helping our family through this rough spot,” says Amanda, “This is really appreciated. It’s so helpful.”