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Instead Of Firing The Meth Addict In Her Home, She Gave Him Lunch

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Desert Companion Magazine

Kim Foster and her family moved to Las Vegas and began
renovating a house downtown.

One of the day laborers she hired turned out to be a drug addict. But instead of firing him, she started making him lunch.

She turned her experiences into a story for Desert Companion, called “The
Meth Lunches: The Care and Feeding of a Drug Addict
.”

The story was nominated for a James Beard award.

(Editor's note: This story originally aired March 2018. Foster’s personal essay on food and addiction was the winner in the Folio Awards “Single Article” category. The Folio honors are awarded by the national magazine and digital publishing professional association.)

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