EBFP Client’s Story of Struggle Featured on WPRI 12

IMG_0583More Rhode Islanders forced to rely on food bank

Bristol, R.I. (WPRI) — With unemployment at 7.6% in Rhode Island it’s difficult for the state’s working poor to feed their families, and the number of people relying on the state’s food bank has increased exponentially over the past decade.

The challenging economy has hit Jessica Masse’s family hard. While her husband works part-time, it’s not enough for Jessica and her four children – so life becomes a juggling act.

“I will go sometimes without eating, because they come first.” she said. “Sometimes I have to overlap bills. not paying the electric or gas. Give it a one-month gap before I pay it, so I have enough to pay for food expenses.”  Find complete story here…