In a country that wastes billions of pounds of food each year, it's almost shocking that anyone in America goes hungry. Yet every day, there are millions of children and adults who do not get the meals they need to thrive. We work to get nourishing food – from farmers, manufacturers, and retailers – to people in need. At the same time, we also seek to help the people we serve build a path to a brighter, food-secure future.
Growing up in a public housing development, I longed to one day help individuals from an underserved community obtain care. At this soup kitchen, my responsibilities included welcoming guests, serving food, waiting tables, and cleaning trays. I empathized with their excitement when watching them receive a hot cup of tea on a sub-freezing day or a book bag with a built-in trench coat on a stormy day. Having an opportunity to spend time with and learn from the diversity of the population that we served was invaluable. Each person had a unique story to tell and just wanted someone to hear it.
Homeless individuals come to our BlueGold bases which are centered on numerous beaches across the United States (soon across the world), and collect trash from the shoreline under the supervision of our volunteers. For every bag of trash they fill up, they are given a “golden token.” These tokens are then used as a currency which allows them to come to our BlueGold centers and obtain food donated by people and businesses across the area. Though it is not always evident, hunger is a real issue in America. Feeding America states that, “41 million people struggle with hunger in the United States, including 13 million children”(Hunger).
Summer brought a conclusion to AP exams, AP and Honors classes, and Swim Team. Although I grateful for the much deserved break, I had an overwhelming urge to become an active member for my community. I knew I needed to obtain my mark in the world in a special way during the summer large-scale or not. However, I never thought I would volunteer at a food bank. As an acutely withdrawn and self-conscious person, I’d much rather prefer to assist out behind the scenes, as a dutiful background member.
Living in the Bronx and participating in a summer medical internship, aimed at underrepresented minorities, outlined the flaws and the well-known struggles that minorities face. In the borough on the Bronx, where the internship was in, I learned about the good and lots of bad about the Bronx and why it is seen as the worst county in the state of New York. Out of the 62 counties, Bronx has been ranked highest, or one of the highest, for health concerns like asthma, obesity, violence, and pollution. Majora Carter quickly reviewed, just a fraction, of these issues that face the Bronx and also giving a brief History lesson. Being abreast with much if this, the part that stood out most was also the part that I was totally clueless about was the
Blessed is a Full Plate In the article, Blessed is a Full Plate, Anna Quindlen explains the importance of the Holy Apostles Church, in New York. Quindlen supports her claim by telling us that the church has never missed a weekday to feed the homeless. She writes this to show what the Holy Apostle church does for the hungry, the struggles the church faces, so that we will be inspired to follow in the volunteers at the Holy Apostles footsteps.
I volunteered for the service project at High Plains Food Bank. High Plains Food Bank was founded in 1982 by a group of concerned citizens who conducted a survey to see if food banks were needed in the area. High Plains Food Bank is a nonprofit organization, and its mission is to attenuate hunger in the Texas Panhandle by collecting, storing, and distributing groceries to the hungry people in the Texas Panhandle. The agency helps many families every year and is continuing to help more families. The food bank is located at 815 Ross St, Amarillo, TX.
The organization, which I decided to volunteer two hours of my day to, was Cumac. Cumac is located in Paterson, New Jersey and they work to serve the people in the counties of Passaic, Paterson, and Northern New Jersey. They work with a staff of 21 and volunteers from all over to help people in need with food and supplies they would need to survive. Their mission statement is: “CUMAC feeds people and changes lives. It works to alleviate hunger and its root causes for those in need in Paterson, Passaic County, and northern New Jersey.”
The Daily Table is a one of many great community solutions to the demographic barriers that prevent access to a healthy affordable diet for many low-income individuals and families. In conclusion, there isn’t a singular answer to solving the issue of food deserts in America. Solutions must focus on all the factors that interplay with the increase of food deserts across the nation, such as age, wealth, transportation, socialization, access to health, poverty etc, if there is to ever be an elimination of food deserts. However, as legislators aim to reform America’s health care system and reduce costs, it would be
Poverty in the south bronx In the world we live in today there are too many people who are suffering due to the inability to feed themselves. Some are asking if poor people care about their health then why aren 't they doing anything about ameliorating their health. This is because they don 't have the tools to make their life better, they’re not in the same situation as a rich person does. They also ask why is it difficult for them to prevent it.
“The Postal Service experienced a 13 percent drop in mail volume… lost $3.8 billion” (Source C). Consumers have continuously use the Internet as their source of communication and information. With the internet use, the postal service loses an immense amount of money and the production of mail. Developing an emailing program means that the USPS can cooperate along with the technological advances in this generation. Emailing is a fast and easy way to communicate and send information to and from.
Persuasive Presentation Outline Presentation Topic: To persuade my audience to become a volunteer of FoodFinderFoodBank in their free time. INTRODUCTION: I. Attention Getter: Andrew is disabled and lived in Newtown, Indiana alone. He lived on food stamps every month, but the amount of food stamps was always so limited. With the current relief then, it just not enough for him through every month.
In order for the USPS to continue existing, changes must be made to adapt to the fast changing world. To counter the busyness of an increase of dependency of Americans on mailing, the post office should “Give every American an email address when they’re born,” as suggested by Watts Wacker in Source A. This will enable the Post to keep track with people and their communication patterns, enabling the company to make changes based on each generation. Also, advertising could be done for companies through these emails for a fee, which could be used to pay employees or as a budget for other activities of the USPS. “The Postal Service experienced a 13 percent drop in mail volume last fiscal year, more than double any previous decline, and lost $3.8 billion,” (Source C).