When Amy and Daniel Elsey lived in California, they ran into some difficult financial times. To get through, they enrolled in the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program to ensure they had food for their daughter Isabella.
“We saved all the receipts and said, when we got to a better place we would pay it back,” Amy said.
They recently moved to Idaho, and on Friday, Dec. 20, they donated $600 to The Idaho Foodbank as a “repayment” for their use of the WIC safety net. While WIC is a federal program and the Foodbank is a private nonprofit, the Elseys felt this was the best way to give back for the assistance they received.
Not only will this donation provide 1,800 meals, it is the perfect illustration of how families can bounce back from difficult times. All they need is a helping hand.