Our client “Marie” is a widow who found out about the Shepherd’s Pantry by reading a story in the Windham Independent, our local weekly newspaper. She now relies on the food assistance she gets from the Pantry, but due to high real estate taxes in Windham, she thinks she will have to move out of her home. Her expenses exceed her fixed income.  She has been trying to find a different place to move into but is not finding anything she can afford.  Marie is also coping with a broken clothes washing machine.  She says that they wanted more to repair the machine than she originally paid for it. The back seat of her car is often loaded with laundry baskets because she does her washing at the local laundromat.