Pilisam Balli Food Action Board
Like many struggling New Yorkers, Pilisam Balli just needs someone to take a chance on him.
The 30 year old Bronx resident is a member of the Food Action Board, a program where food insecure people advocate on behalf of the hungry. Balli, a native of Togo, cheap jerseys came to the United States 11 years ago with his mother, a diplomat who recently returned home.
Balli graduated from Monroe College with a degree in computer science and technology. He’s currently looking for a job, but his family expenses have increased ever since his 15 month old son was born.
“I just want to have my foot in the field and http://www.cheapjerseys11.com/ grow from there,” said Balli, whose wife is the main breadwinner in the family. “You can’t be too picky.”
While sending in job applications daily, Balli also volunteers at two soup kitchens and with a program that sells cheap fresh produce. He’s a recipient of SNAP, the supplemental nutrition assistance program that’s more commonly known as food stamps.
Although he is unemployed, Balli wants to dispel the notion that food stamp recipients are lazy.
“Sleepless nights, studying, caring for a baby, I don’t think I’m lazy,” he said. “It’s just that sometimes you just need a push, and eventually you’ll get ahead where you won’t need help from the government.”.