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Bedbugs Were Not in the Budget

When living on a very tight budget, you never know what might be the one thing that pushes you into crisis. For Brenda, it came from an unexpected source, summer camp. Last June, her twin boys came home from camp with lots of great memories and sleeping bags infested with bed bugs!

Everything had to go. As Brenda told us, “We save and budget down to the last penny.”, but having to replace everything in the boys’ room was not in the plan. They went into debt replacing bedding and clothing that were infested and had to be thrown away.

Luckily, a week’s worth of groceries from Loaves & Fishes helped Brenda not to have to worry about having food for her boys. “It hurts when your cabinets get low and you’ve got kids.” The food from Loaves & Fishes, “…meant a lot. The food lasted until we could get back on our feet.”