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 farmers would haul in large amounts of different crops that would then be used to make the food that the people eat on a daily basis. The people of La Bamba made their own dairy products, meat, and bread. The gardens of the local women supplied the town with fruit and vegetables. This small town was largely dependant on themselves and nearly untouched by the outside world. This
The Las Cruces community has various food pantries and shelters to help those struggling with food insecurity. Two in particular that serve not only children, but all who are food insecure is Casa de Peregrinos and the Farmers Market at Mesa Middle School. Casa de Peregrinos is a food pantry that serves not only Las Cruces, but much of the Dona Anna community. Their main pantry is in Las Cruces and is open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays both in the mornings and afternoons. People can come and receive groceries and in some cases referrals to other agencies.
I can not rely on others to do everything for me. Ever since I was in fourth grade, I have had to pay for everything I wanted. I pay for my clothes, my car, my gas, my insurance, and anything that I would like. Sometimes I envy the people that get everything handed to them, but I am very glad my parents expect me to do these things because otherwise I would not be as independent. I have made a goal to help my mom cook dinner at least once a week so that I know how to make meals when I am out on my own.
My home, my loved ones, and my daily routine easily constitute my “comfort zone” where I have support, resources, and luxuries such as various electronic devices. During a winter break, however, I left these luxuries and daily routine for a weekend to live in a Dorothy Day house that serves homeless women in downtown Detroit. Each morning, I walked in the bitter cold to serve at the local soup kitchen and returned to the house in the afternoon to perform household chores and converse with the guests. The experience of living in the house and serving in the soup kitchen encouraged me to reflect on the priviledge of having a home, food, and access to health care services. The guests’ openness to share their stories allowed me to connect with
Ticking Time Bomb of Rage Last week, i went to the grocery store to pick up some beef for dinner. I walked into line 3 of the checkout section, thinking that it is after 6:30 and that most people would be at home eating already. Being right, there were only 3 people in line. Waiting patiently, i looked at the selection of candy and chips put on shelves that were made to tempt you to spend more money. Ten minutes had passed, and the same three people were in this line.
Imagine you are walking around your city, on a Friday evening, heading home after a day at work. When you have just realized you need some food for dinner, so you head to the supermarket. After a while, you have wondered through the supermarket you realize that you have bought tons of things you did not need, but how is that possible? In the supermarket, many strategies are used one of the main one is the use of colors. Colors are used on products to catch your attention and invite you to buy more, even if you do not need it.
Finally, it is a food I always eat with my mom and rarely anything else and holds great meaning to me. Simple things can be powerful to people depending on their mindsets, similar to Fettuccine Alfredo which is a simple dish with a simple name but has powerful meaning to others. This applies to me because to others, it's a dish, but to me it has powerful memories attached to it. Fettuccine Alfredo is my favorite dish because of its taste, but also because of my memories that stem from it. Food means different things to certain people but each type
False Food Labels and Nutrition Facts Every day people decide what to eat, what their meals will be for the day, and what they are going to feed their families. All the food people purchase in stores, ends up on their dinner tables, premade lunches, and snacks. But food products are not always as nourishing or healthy as they claim to be. Miss leading ads and nutrition labeling/facts on products are used as marketing tactics that contribute to the health epidemic in the U.S. All products list their nutrition facts either on the side or the back of the product explaining the amount per serving, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sodium, sugar etc. However if people compare the nutrition facts on the back from the labels on the front, it
An ethical dilemma that is currently going on in my community deals with a local business vs. a Chain store. The local business has been in the community for ten years or more. For the longest time it was the only grocery store in the town so they could charge whatever they wanted, because they knew that the citizens would still purchase the items because they know that the money stays in the community. The owner of the local business gives back to the community by holding events in his store during the 4th of July. The owner of this company also donates items to the school athletics.