“My daughter really wanted a bagel today when we were paying for gas at the station. I barely had the change to scrape together to pay for it. I bought it for her, she took two bites, and then she wouldn’t eat it because she didn’t like the flavor that had her excited about it in the first place. I was angry because all I could think of is that we just wasted $1.50 on a bagel that was going to waste, and it needed to go toward food for dinner that night. My daughter felt my frustration, and it made me feel terribly. I don’t want her to know, or worry, that I struggle to buy her a bagel and put food on the table each night. This is what poverty is like. Bagels are a big deal, and you always feel on edge.” – Haven Food Shelf Visitor
The Haven Through 40 Years
The Haven will commemorate its four decades of service to the region by releasing 40 stories of people, events, ideas, and services fundamental to our mission. We will be releasing these stories weekly, so check back often.