Rob's Story

Rob had always been the main source of financial stability for his family until he was suddenly laid off from his job. Despite his best efforts, Rob was unemployed longer than expected, and with his wife Liz and him having five kids to care for, their savings did not last for very long, and it became impossible for the family to keep a stable household on Liz’s income alone.

The family’s five kids joined the more than 300 children who took part in Frisco Family Services Summer Lunch Program last year, where they met up at different sites and were provided with daily lunches and snacks over summer break. Rob was able to take his kids to Summer Lunch each day, see that they had enough to eat and how happy they were participating in the games and activities the program offered.

“I never thought I would be unemployed for as long as I was,” said Rob. “It was a really difficult time but I was truly humbled by the amount of support that was given to us by the community. My kids took part in the Summer Lunch Program so they did not miss any meals and they had a place to go to stay active, have fun and make new friends.”