“We don’t have any food right now … There’s no food in our house.”
Family means everything to Yonealya Harris. She lives in Hyde Park with her three children and relies on her mother for help babysitting.
“I work, my children come here after school, and she helps me out with them,” she said.
Harris, 27, also relies on food stamps to help make ends meet. But she got a rude surprise on her way to work earlier this month.
“I get on the bus and check my account, and I have 53 cents,” she said, laughing. “And I was about to cry.”