Your donations help thousands throughout the South Plains year round. We introduce you to Lucinda Griffin, a Lubbock woman who says the food bank has been her anchor in the storm.
"When you're out of food and you're on a fixed income and then the months is rolling on and some times those months get pretty hard," explains Lucinda Griffin. She's no stranger to hard times.
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"I'm living with my son until the divorce is final," she says. Facing a divorce with her husband of 20 years, Lucinda admits she is challenged every day. "Sometimes, you know, I don't have the money to buy the food and I can say 'Well, I can go to the food bank and get me some food," she explains. It's a blessing she says has gotten her through. "I'm in a bind right now but I'll tell you, I won't be in this bind always. I'm thankful, they've helped me lots of times. Sometimes you don't have even a loaf of bread and then here is this organization, the food bank, you can still get you some bread to eat with your meal,'' she explains.
With the holidays here, Lucinda says now's the time to give. "It's important that whoever can help the U Can Share Food Drive, you know, you're helping somebody else," she says. It's the compassion of the people at the South Plains Food bank that allow her to enjoy life, music and her spirituality. "All through the hurt all through the pain, it's still good," she says.