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Food Bank Hunger Awareness Story: Portland, Oregon

Submitted by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul - Sharon Hills, Director

Recently a family of 6, 4 children (of which 2 are special needs) and 2 adults called to request assistance with rent and utilities. Their gas had been turned off for over two months. They had a gas hot water heater. The mother was using her electric stove to heat water to wash with. If they didn't receive help soon they were going to be evicted.

St. Vincent de Paul was able to pay one month's rent at $660 and get their gas turned back on for $1033. The father of the family has a job that provides about $1800 per month. Mom must stay at home to care for the children they are 5, 6. 8, and 10. Food was also supplied for this family and on going care will be given to make sure they do not return to this desperate situation.

The mother and father would like to say thank you to everyone who donated their time, talent and funds to help people like them who find themselves in so much need of help.