Mario Rutschmann


Here is my story.

I arrived in Lethbridge with just $12 in my pocket. Being from another province, I was not able to get any Welfare. I was run down, feeling bad about my former situation that put me here. I did not want to give up on life – I was just searching for a chance to pick me up so I could get back on my feet again. I felt like giving up and doing a stupid crime so I could get thrown in jail. Then I wouldn’t have to worry about food or keeping a roof over my head. But deep down inside I knew it was the wrong thing.

Without the food bank I would never have been able to pick myself up and out of my desperate situation. They gave me sustenance and allowed me to know and experience that not all people are bad, and there are other people like me. Even though we are poor, we are all trying to do the right thing; because it is the right thing to do.

Thank you, Interfaith Food Bank, from the bottom of my heart.

Yours Sincerely,

Mario Rutschmann

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