Miguel P.

Miguel P’s search for employment in the Sioux Falls community has been difficult due to limited English and a physical limitation for heavy lifting. He has relied on day labor jobs for wages and hopes to secure employment that will assure a steady paycheck. Miguel strives to increase his English language skills and will continue to utilize day labor resources until he finds permanent work.

Miguel P.

Results of a recent survey of 45 people:


Do you take a lunch on the days they are offered?
• Of the 45 who answered, only 3 do not take them and 2 buy their own. One answered, “If I can afford it, I don’t take it and let someone else have one.”
If you weren't provided a lunch, what would you do for lunch today?
• 21 would not eat, 10 would bring own lunch, one eats every other day, 2 eat food from the vending machine, one eats a candy bar and one brings a potato and “zaps” it in the microwave.
Do you notice any difference in your energy level at work when you have a lunch?
• 41 noticed a difference, 2 did not and one wasn't sure.


  • "I don’t fall asleep on the line"
  • "Much better concentration"
  • "I notice a different in energy"
  • "Not so tired"
  • "Look forward to it all morning"
  • "Perks up my whole day"
  • "Don’t have my own ever, so I notice a difference."