“Denise had no idea what to do. Her partner had taken off with the car and the little money they had in the bank account. She wouldn’t get her cheque until Friday, and it was only Tuesday. She’d been the food bank already this month. Last night she skipped dinner so her daughter could eat but now there was literally nothing in the house. In desperation she called SIRCH. The woman answering the phone was calming and kind. She not only offered meals but told her someone from HHHS could bring them out to her.
When the meals were dropped off Denise saw they had given her and her son enough for 4 days – shepherd’s pie, roast beef, chicken stir fry, and a pasta dish. But they also put in hearty soups, and fruit desserts for every day. Denise felt hope for the first time in a long time.”