Michael and David
Residents like Michael and his brother David who have lived on Lumpkin Street in Hamtramck their entire lives depend on Detroit Friendship House for extra food. Both Michael and David are physically and mentally challenged. Neither has ever been able to hold a job.
They each receive $142 per month from the Federal SNAP program, known to many as the “food stamp” or “bridge card” program.
That’s approximately $1.57 per meal – roughly a can of soup.