Case Study-Jorge and Elena

Imagine … having too little money to feed your pets.

Jorge and Elena are both in their 70’s, living on a limited fixed income in the small village of Truchas. When they unexpectedly became guardians for their granddaughters Ana and Carina—plus the girls’ beloved two dogs—the grandparents weren’t sure how they could manage.

The girls bring joy to their lives, but money is tight, and Jorge and Elena can hardly afford the extra groceries they need, much less dog food. So far, the expanded family—pets included—has barely gotten by sharing the extra ‘people food’ provided by The Food Depot’s Mobile Food Pantry. But with the addition of Food 4 Pets, when the Mobile Pantry arrives, Jorge and Elena can pick up both groceries for themselves and the girls and pet food for the dogs.