GLENDALE, AZ — Twice a month, Robert Allen drives his motorized wheelchair 12 blocks on busy streets to the Phoenix Rescue Mission’s Hope for Hunger Food Bank where volunteers load up his cart with the groceries he needs to survive. Allen can’t drive and the people at the food bank are his lifeline.
“Because I don’t qualify for food stamps. Just under the limit as far as getting food stamps,” Allen said. “It’s either eat or pay bills and it’s tight.”
It’s a heartbreaking reality for the nearly 167 Glendale families the food bank serves every day.