I've only ever been to one service, and it was quite a long time ago. My main experience with them was once a few years ago we had to live with half our income for three months. Saint Mary's did an intake right away and provided us with very good food. None of it was rotten or out of date, it was good quality and they even included a single small pizza. When you are a family with children, that pizza means a *lot*. Without their help, we wouldn't have made it.