Let us tell you about “Susan”, a long-time client of Shepherd’s Pantry. She was in good health when she first began coming to the Pantry. Her husband was stricken with cancer and was no longer able to work. Their medical expenses were escalating. Susan continued to work but her income was not enough to cover the bills. Her husband’s health continued to deteriorate and she spent much of her time taking care of him. Eventually she was fired from her job due to the conflict between caring for her husband and work. They had no income. Her husband passed away, and then Susan’s health rapidly declined. As her health deteriorated, some of her children moved back into her home along with their children due to their own financial difficulties. Her health continued to worsen and now she walks with crutches. The Shepherd’s Pantry has helped Susan provide for her family as they struggled through difficult times.