More than a Meal

Robin worked for many years as a dietary aide at a Boston Hospital. These days she stitches together a living with a variety of temp jobs.

Getting by means watching pennies and taking advantage of a variety of resources, including obtaining groceries from a local food pantry and taking meals at one of the Food n’ Friends Daily Kitchens such as in Seekonk.

“The minimum wage goes up from time to time, but prices go up more,” she says. “So I go and get as much food as possible.”

Robin, who’s also worked as a volunteer, says she likes helping people. And the help she gets from programs sponsored by the Attleboro Area Interfaith Collaborative also gives her a warm feeling.

“It’s like being a part of a big family,” she says of the weekly food kitchen. “When people receive a meal, they get to feel they’re cared about.”