14. "I was very fortunate to be able to eat what I wanted. My father told me about how Mexicans ate only what they had. It was rural farming life. Even though he was living in America, he continued to eat this way. He would buy my sister and me whatever we wanted, and make us eggs and beans.
"Poverty, hunger and poverty are your worst enemies." I eat leftovers and ration my meals. Our family consists of two adults and one child. We have a huge pantry. It has enough dry food for five families. I didn't notice it until someone pointed out it to me, but it was something that I remember feeling hungry when I was a child.