Wilfredo Melendez said he had never needed charity before. But last summer, after leaving the Army and enrolling in Bunker Hill Community College, things started to unravel. He couldn’t find a part-time job to make ends meet. He got divorced. His wife moved out of state, leaving him to care for their 6-year-old son.
Last week, the 30-year-old was facing “streaky’’ finances, he said. Finals were looming. His little boy needed to eat.