When Robin Williams cooks chicken for dinner, it’s a treat because her budget does not usually allow for that.
“We eat a lot of hamburger,” said the 57-year-old grandmother, who worked as a server at the Cracker Barrel in Roseville before restaurants were closed across the state to thwart the spread of COVID-19. She and her family have since been riding out the coronavirus storm in a single hotel room with two double beds and a bathroom.
“I have my two teenage granddaughters living with me. My daughter is renting a home in Detroit but, for financial reasons and because the hotel is close to the girls’ school, they have been staying here with me,” Williams said.