Guest Story: Abubaker Family

02.2.23 | Food for the Soul, Guest Stories

The Abubaker family, former soup kitchen guests, now have their own apartment and they are grateful for our help. Mom, dad, and their kids ages 9 and 16 had been coming to the Soup Kitchen for lunch.

When Abdul started working they moved from a shelter to a rental with another family but the conditions were terrible. While Abdul worked two jobs seven days a week, washing dishes and making deliveries, the Abubakers were able  to save some money. At the same time, our social services team secured a $500 grant for them and then they had enough to pay the first month’s rent and security deposit for a safe, stable apartment.  The woman who administered  the grant was so touched by the Abubaker’s story that she found funds to pay those upfront fees, so the family could use the money they’d saved for mattresses and other basics.

Sarah Marcantonio

Sarah Marcantonio


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