Ann N.

Ann lives with her son, Barry. The two of them work to stretch their food budget through gardening and canning, but there are times when hunger rears its head. During those times, it’s hard for Ann to see beyond the horizon.

“It can be a really scary experience.”

While her son works, Ann uses her own talents to keep food on the table: her green thumb. In their modest backyard, she manages to grow a whole host of vegetables, from potatoes and corn to peppers and herbs.

“You can. . . get a whole salad out of a cinder block.”

Ann knows perfectly well what hunger looks like in a home — and she does her best to avoid that reality. As a mother, she understands how dreadful it is to constantly question if your child has gotten enough to eat.

“There’s nothing in there.”


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