VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) - A Valdosta mother says she and her two-year-old daughter are struggling to feed themselves as they wait on food stamps that are several days overdue.
Donitra Mathis reached out to WTXL after she says the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services failed to send her food stamps, which she normally gets on the 21st of every month.
Mathis tells us Hurricane Irma ruined any food that she had, forcing her to go to food pantries since September 12th. She says she and her daughter both depend on these stamps to get through the month.
And despite contacting the Lowndes County DFCS office, she's not getting a clear answer.
"I struggle as an adult, but it's okay for an adult to struggle, because you can kind of survive on your own," Mathis explained. "But for a child, it's very depressing to have to say, 'Well, where is my next meal going to come for her?' I can kind of live without food for several days, but for her, I have to make sure she's growing."
We reached out to the Lowndes County DCFS office and state headquarters but were unable to get any comments.