Our office and pantry are closed Monday, February 18, in observance of Presidents’ Day.

Krystle M.

Emma playing in Rachel’s Corner, the children’s play area at Gleaners.

This is only my second time coming to Gleaners. I’ve been working at a temporary agency, but when that position was over, I got let go. It seems like too many people are applying for too few permanent jobs. It’s too expensive to send Emma to preschool. I don’t want to get on food stamps because then I can’t really get a good job. Food and utilities are the big expenses after our $675 rent. I’m supporting my mom, who is disabled. I would like to go to work full-time.

— Krystle, mom of Emma