October 12, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CDT
July 10, 2007 — A fundamental part of Michele and Charlie’s everyday life is the Loaves and Fishes soup kitchen, run by the Interfaith Day Center. Michele receives $518 per month in food stamps from the state, but the scrip usually runs out by the middle of the month, so they often eat lunch at the Salvation Army’s Harbor House and dinner at Loaves and Fishes. Kim Houberg, a case worker for Lutheran Family and Children’s Services, says, “They are really good parents. They’ve just had some difficulties that have left them kind of in some binds, and that’s why our agency became involved.”

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