A veteran named “Tom” is one of our clients. He is waiting for a knee replacement operation from the VA hospital. His daughter lives with them now while she is going to school. He wants her to get her education so she will get a better job when she graduates. The living conditions are difficult because the people that live upstairs are alcoholics who party and make lots of noise all night. They are currently looking for a different place to live. 

On a few occasions Tom has made an unexpected donation. He says: “It is not easy to be receiving food from Shepherd’s Pantry; I need to give back.”