Everyday Hunger: An NYC Retiree Describes Overcoming Shame to Accept Help From a Food Bank

Martha Mae Adams is a retired postal police officer who lives in New York City. After leaving that career for health reasons, she continued to support herself with the help of some income she made working with children. But COVID-19 ended that. She talked to NBCLX about overcoming her shame to accept donations from a food pantry during the pandemic. “There comes a time when everybody needs some kind of help.”