Before 10th grade, I had an insufficiently rigorous course load to yield a competitive GPA. After taking the most rigorous classes for a year and boosting my GPA, I have decided to help my classmates tackle the competition at my school by helping them organize their schedules and classes for future academic years. I have reached out to these classmates through class projects and tutoring sessions. So far, I have helped about five teenagers become competitive. I have also frequently volunteered at a local food pantry. By managing donation lines and providing new volunteers mini-orientations on several occasions, I have become a representative of the pantry and its organization.
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. I volunteered for the Product Recovery section that organized groceries and distributed them into certain boxes. HPFB is working to help prevent hunger and can provide four meals worth of food for
The organization helps feed over 100,000 people at the food bank during the holiday season. With all the donations from BABH, the West Alabama Food Bank is sustained for four to five months (Charland). Students and faculty have the ability to help out the organization by donating cans for the drive. Red bins will be set out all over campus, in the Ferg, and in the lecture halls, to drop off canned goods.
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.
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).
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.
Imagine several children living on the street after a devastating disaster.They are surrounded by the aftermath of the storm. Picture a family of 5, trying desperately to support themselves. Some viewers of the tragic incidents will only look and pity them. But midwest food bank rises up to care for those in need. One reason I would give midwest food bank $10 million is because they offer disaster relief. One example of midwest food bank’s disaster relief is the Indianapolis flood on October eleventh of this year. Not only do they send $120,000 worth of food in two semis, but they also sent a team of first responders, who were all volunteers.Executive director John Whitaker says that they will probably be doing disaster relief for a couple of months.
Two authors, Sara Goldrick-Rab and Katherine M. Broton state their opinion, in their article “Hungry, Homeless and in College”, that students should be able to finish their degrees with the stress and difficulties of living in extreme poverty. They write about the issues of food insecurity that a significant percentage of students attending community colleges across the college. They suggest that a solution to this problem are college food drives. They argue that the food pantries will improve the students academic success if they have access to basic necessities. This is an emotive opinion piece, and it is easy to agree with the authors that no student should have to experience extreme poverty to achieve what is rapidly becoming the basic qualification to get
In the United States both governmental and private, non-profit organizations work around the clock to alleviate the devastating outcomes of food deficiency in some of the poor families and individuals by offering food pantries, food stamps, and cash
Dill Driscoll has made a huge impact on many lives with bringing Manna Drop to Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. The Manna Drop is where faculty and students give food to families on Thanksgiving that lack money to buy it themselves. Some families are not eligible for government assistance and depend on Feeding America and Manna Drop to supply them with food. Manna Drop is a great way to teach students to give back to the community and to get out of their comfort zone. Students have stated that “It is the most meaningful thing they have done at ABAC.”
For students who are struggling with this issue that live on campus they will have the opportunity to use their peers meal credits. Once the month is up any student who has unused meal credits can donate them to an organization for students who are struggling with finding a reliable source for food. These struggling students then will be able to use the donated meal credits to eat whichever food they have on campus. A solution for students who don’t live on campus is to have food pantries. Which are where people donate food or organizations get food and put them in boxes for students to have for free.
However the recent riots that even destroyed some of the convenience stores on which many rely.) Directional transition: Now you know the how the hunger can damage our society, next I want to discuss to a volunteer of food finder food bank can really make difference in our community. II. Joining Food Finder Food Bank can really make difference to directly help people. (Until now FoodFinder is already distributed more than seven million pounds of food through the 16 counties.)