BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- There are tens of thousands of people each month who depend on donated food items to feed their families. Amy Cooper and her two adopted children are one of those families.
"You see there isnt much in there," explains Amy Cooper as she shows us the inside of her refrigerator.
There's not a lot of food in there when you consider she's raising two teenage children, Jasmine or "Jazzy", 17 and Christian, or "Bubby", 14. They eat a lot, when there's food to eat.
"For instance last night, the only thing I had left was a box of macaroni and cheese they split that box of macaroni and cheese for supper last night." Explains Amy, "They had that plus some tomatoes with it."
Amy has adopted both kids through the states kinship program. She says she couldn't afford to care for these kids without making trips to the local food pantry.
"The money is not there to buy the food the kids need so i have to rely on a food bank."
Amy hopes by sharing her story, people will give generously to those in need. She is not ashamed to ask for help, because she says it will help her raise her children and give them the best opportunites possible.
"These two kids that's what keeps me going. knowing i'm doing a good thing by taking care of these two kids."