Tierra Dozier is working hard to build a good life for herself and her son Gionni. That’s part of what prompted her to move from Florida to Fort Worth, where her family lived, last year. A personal chef and caterer, Tierra also changed careers so she could have steadier income and hours. But as an escrow assistant for a mortgage company, she makes too much money to qualify for government assistance and not enough to cover rent, food, and diapers – particularly considering higher inflation.
Tierra isn't alone. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics profile , there are 6.3 million Americans considered to be “working poor.” Women are more likely than men and people of color are more
likely than white individuals to be among the working poor.
When money runs tight in between paychecks, Tierra turns to 4Saints for help with food and diapers. But, given her background in the food industry, Tierra knows she’s positioned to give help, too.
Tierra is coordinating with the Presbyterian Night Shelter to cook a special meal – with some ingredients provided by 4Saints Episcopal Food Pantry – for shelter residents later this month. “It’s been on my heart to give to this area,” since moving to Fort Worth, said