The Face of Hunger (5/8)

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Mark Majors sits on the couch in his apartment in Bowling Green, where he lives alone. Mark is unemployed and collects Social Security Disability benefits because he suffers from depression and a social anxiety disorder. Mark has been on disability since 2001. He started using the Bowling Green Christian Food pantry a year ago when his food stamp benefits were cut. Mark is 6’10 and he started losing weight after his foods stamp were cut and the food pantry helps him maintain a healthy weight. He says, “That little bit of bread helps, and the Bowling Green food pantry is one of the few food pantries that actually supplies meat to people. About the only time that I eat meat is if I have it in some canned pasta.” When asked about people’s perception of welfare recipient’s he said, “I don’t like what I see in the mirror. I absolutely hate it. I don’t see a person, I see a creature... The fact is I hate this, I hate feeling this way... I hate not being able to approach people. I shouldn’t feel this way. I should be happier with who I am.” Mark tried to go back to school last year but was unable to continue going because of his social anxiety disorder. 5/14/2014
Mark Majors sits on the couch in his apartment in Bowling Green, where he lives alone. Mark is unemployed and collects Social Security Disability benefits because he suffers from depression and a social anxiety disorder. Mark has been on disability since 2001. He started using the Bowling Green Christian Food pantry a year ago when his food stamp benefits were cut. Mark is 6’10 and he started losing weight after his foods stamp were cut and the food pantry helps him maintain a healthy...
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