New York, May 06: Selita Ebanks, has revealed that her mother relied on food stamps and the food pantry so that her kids never went hungry.
The 30-year-old told the New York Post at Food Bank's Can Do Awards this week that she thinks that there is no shame when you have children and you want to provide for them.
"It says something about a woman that has no ego when it comes to her children. She did anything possible." Ebanks said.
The former Victoria's Secret model, who grew up on Staten Island and the Cayman Islands and has seven brothers, said that her mother would extend the charity to others.
She asserted that her mum was working the system to make sure they had everything.
She said that sometimes they had two or three turkeys at Thanksgiving, and her mum would give them to their neighbours that weren't qualified for the program.
Ebanks added that her mom, who now lives in Georgia and is retired, is living with her feet up on the couch, living every day. (ANI)