Nicolas had a reliable job that provided for him and his family, until one day he didn’t. “I find myself being middle-aged and trying to find another job that will support my family the way the previous job did. It’s kind of scary.”
He and his wife had savings built up, but when it started to dwindle, they turned to the food bank. “When we almost exhausted all of our savings, my wife was like, ‘Why don’t we just go to the food bank and see what they offer?’” Nicolas learned about the Workforce Development Program San Antonio Food Bank offers and signed up.
“When an individual called me here from the food bank and set up the appointment I was like, ‘Yeah, I’ll go.’ But in the back of my mind I was like, ‘How much are they really going to help me because it’s the food bank.’ And I was pleasantly surprised.”
“Here I feel you are more individual. You are not just talking to a group of twenty people. You are talking one-on-one and you get one-on-one help, just like you get one-on-one help with a teacher.”
Nicolas should know about that. He has a Bachelor’s in Education and plans to pivot back into teaching. “It’s more of a social service, and you actually are doing something for somebody, and you can see the immediate benefits.”