"Come leave your world just for one week and live in my world. Tell me how you're going to make it and survive-- how emotionally you're going to keep yourself together. To day-by-day look at your kids and tell them, 'I don't have any money to take you to the store.' Or, 'We're eating Oodles of Noodles today because the food stamps didn't last.'"
Erica is twenty-seven and the mother of two daughters. When Erica joined Witnesses to Hunger in 2008, she had recently received training through a welfare program as a medical assistant but was unable to find a job in that field.