'U-Can Share' Benefits the Needy Year Round - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/4/03

'U-Can Share' Benefits the Needy Year Round

"It has affected me every way. I used to get out and do things and just get out and sit in the yard. It's a problem now all around."  70-year-old Lois Porter speaks about her life after an infection forced doctors to amputate her left leg from the bottom of her knee down. Lois trys to remain as active as possible. She makes the occasional visit to her 89-year-old mother, her only family left in town since her two children passed away.

Lois depends largley on food stamps for her groceries, but they don't always cover all she needs. That's when she turns to the South Plains Food Bank for help. "I don't know what I would have done without them. My food stamps don't go very far."

To Lois, the South Plains Food Bank and the U-Can Share Food Drive mean food on the table and for that she says she's forever grateful. "There's just no way to describe it, you just have to be out there to know the people and all."

Lois and thousands of others here on the South Plains, are counting on the people of Lubbock this year to make life easier for the less fortunate and donate to the U-Can Share Food Drive. Lois says, "I think everyone should donate to the cause, whatever they can; the people who don't have to worry about having something to eat everyday."

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