Sue and her husband Reg live in Fawn Twp. and have been together for more than 50 years. After multiple heart attacks, Reg retired from his job as a heavy equipment mechanic.
“He never worked union jobs or anything, so we really didn’t have a pension to fall back on or even a 401(k).” Sue shares.
When emergency SNAP benefits expired they lost more than $400 a month in food assistance. The loss forced them to make tough choices. Reg started growing produce and goes hunting.
“That $400 bought our food. I had that to use towards extra utilities and stuff.” says Sue. “He will go out and get a deer or a turkey, so we won’t starve because we’ll find the food if we need it.”
Sue and Reg also visit the Food Bank’s Butler drive-up food distribution.
“You have to cope with whatever you got – and I always say, the good Lord will get us through. Whatever it takes, He’ll get us there.”