Isabel and her husband Adrian are immigrants to Canada with an 18-month-old daughter. Adrian works hard every day, but they still struggle paying both rent and putting food on the table.
“I didn’t want to ask for help … but we were doing worse and worse,” she admits. “When we came to the Mission, I felt so free! Everyone treats you like an equal.”
Isabel says she visits the Mission about once a month for food to help them stretch their budget between paycheques, but is worried about the next weeks and months.
“Summer is coming and there are extra expenses,” she says. “But tomorrow is another day. I’m glad we can come here and hope for a better future.”
Isabel says she is grateful for those who support the Mission. “Thank you for choosing to help people.”