Meanwhile, the struggle to pay larger bills is compounded by higher gasoline, food and rent costs.
Catholic Charities of Fort Worth has served about 35% more people than last year, said Courtney Walker, the group’s community care program manager.
“We’re seeing more middle-income families come, which is new,” Walker said. “So even individuals that are higher earners historically are now needing assistance.”
While 77% of those the organization helps through her program report income, many cannot afford to pay for all their basic needs, Walker said.
Photo: Lola Gomez (Dallas Morning News)