Leslie’s Story and Message
Leslie works full-time at a daycare, but struggles with having enough money to pay bills and put food on the table for her children ages 7, 12 and 14.
Coming to the Deep East Texas Resource Center (DETRC) helps. I also volunteer when I can with my children so we can give back.”
She also spreads the word to other families who are hungry in Lufkin. “I tell everyone, especially other single mothers who didn’t know about [DETRC] to come over here and get food… like mangoes, peaches, and bananas.”
Leslie is also grateful that the DETRC offers other wrap-around services such as benefits assistance. Her children still talk about the time they received a pillowcase and blanket from DETRC and how much that meant to them. Plus, she likes that DETRC offers the pantry on Saturdays as she works 8-5:30 p.m., Monday- Friday, and unable to come on weekdays to receive food.
She wants people to know how much families like her appreciate the East Texas Food Bank’s branch, DETRC, in Lufkin. “Thank you for helping to donate. It really helps single mothers like me.”
Keep an eye out for more neighbor stories as we open branches in Longview and Texarkana later this year.