Eric and Joy Jackson and their 16-year-old-daughter, Jade, at their apartment in Lansing. Eric has diabetes and Joy was recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Their health problems have caused financial hardship in their lives.
Eric and Joy Jackson unpack their food from the Lansing Community Food Pantry at their apartment in Lansing.
Eric Jackson selects bread at the Lansing Community Food Pantry in Lansing.
Eric and Joy Jackson wait in line at the Lansing Community Food Pantry in Lansing.
Eric Jackson arrived two hours early to be the third person in line before the Lansing Community Food Pantry opened its doors in Lansing. The Jacksons receive the majority of their food from food pantries.
Portage twin sisters Jalise and Jade McKnight, right, will both be playing sports in college. Jalise will play softball for St Francis, while Jade will be on Western Michigan's track and field squad.
Jalise McKnight, left, is hitting .272 with four doubles, a home run and 15 RBIs for Portage's softball team, which plays in today's Class 4A state championship. Twin sister Jade has been to the state finals in track and field twice, placing sixth in the long jump last weekend.
Twin sisters Jalise, left, and Jade McKnight have both advanced to state in their respective sports. Jalise plays center field for the softball team. which plays today in the Class 4A championship. Jade placed sixth in the long jump at last weekend's track and field finals.
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