Case Study-Rosie

Imagine … having to survive on a small fixed income.

Rosie has been alone since her husband died ten years ago, struggling to survive on a fixed income of less than $10,000 a year. As her health deteriorates, her medical expenses make it harder to get by. Rosie receives benefits from the federal SNAP program, but even with that help, she often doesn’t know where her next meal is coming from.

In rural Colfax County, where Rosie lives, affordable, nutritious food is hard to find. Rosie often has to choose between paying for her medication and having food to eat. For Rosie, the Mobile Food Pantry run by The Food Depot makes all the difference. It delivers food to Colfax County once a month, providing the extra supplies that make it possible for Rosie to eat until her Social Security check arrives.