Good Food For Thought
Constantina Hernandez has two young children and little income coming in. She knew about food stamps but the paperwork to apply was simply overwhelming. An immigrant from Mexico, she speaks limited English, a significant barrier to navigating access to food stamps. Then a social worker at her daughter’s school told Constantina about Urban Upbound. She was assigned a financial counselor who helped her fill out the application for food stamps. Now that her crisis has passed, Constantina is working on a long-term financial plan. She opened a savings account at the Urban Upbound Federal Credit Union and is beginning to save. Her dream is to start her own business selling Mexican food.