During the winter months, many low-income working families in Columbus face very difficult choices. They can either pay the rent or see a doctor. They can afford to feed their children or heat their home, but not both.
A minimum-wage job doesn't bring in enough to keep a family of four above the federal poverty line. Many low-wage employers don't provide affordable health coverage to their workers.
The Mid-Ohio Workers Association (MWA) is a coalition of low-income workers who help each other to meet basic survival needs and organize to end government policies that perpetuate their poverty.
This week, the MWA is the holding their winter Super Bowl tamale benefit to support its Winter Survival Campaign, which provides supplemental food, blankets, winter clothing, and heaters to members. The tamale fundraiser is timed so that supporters can enjoy their tamales while they watch the 2013 Super Bowl.
The tamales are hand-made from scratch, using all-natural ingredients, and wrapped in traditional hojas (corn husks). They keep well in the freezer and are easy to prepare in a traditional oven or microwave.
Freshly-made chicken or vegetarian tamales can be ordered by the dozen ($20 suggested donation) or the half-dozen ($10 suggested donation) until Friday, January 25. Orders can be picked up or delivered.
For more information or to place a tamale order, contact Steve Palm-Houser at email@example.com or (614) 397-3051.