In the News - Food Insecurity, a Statewide Issue, Part Two

By G. Wayne Miller for Ocean State Stories at the Pell Center, Salve Regina University

WOONSOCKET – For Andrea Iaciofano, an unemployed single mother of two, each month brings bruising decisions involving her rent, utilities, car, food, and other necessities.

“It’s like, ‘which bill do you pay?’” Iaciofano said.

Without the food and other assistance her family receives from Community Care Alliance (CCA), “I’ve got to be honest. I think my kids would probably go hungry,” she said. “You try not to get stressed but obviously it’s stressful.”

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