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 As an acutely withdrawn and self-conscious person, I’d much rather prefer to assist out behind the scenes, as a dutiful background member. Volunteering at a busy food bank transformed me in a way I couldn’t even imagine. Being up front and center among people taught me confidence I had never experienced. While performing my countless roles (providing prayer for clients, setting up food
Feeding America is a nationwide network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs that provides food and services to people each year. Together this network is the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief organization. Recently, more families and individuals begin to struggle with hunger due to the cost of living increasing and income from employers not being sufficient enough to feed and take care of a family. Price and income shifts can radically impact the poor and hungry. When prices rise, consumers often move to cheaper, less-nutritious foods, increasing the risks of micronutrient defects and other forms of malnutrition, which can have long-term unfavorable effects on people’s health, development and productivity. Hunger
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
Lunch ladies risked their jobs to bring attention to the nutritional needs of hungry children. They were change agents, whether they wanted to be or not. Their advocacy of their students spawned the school districts to reexamine the scope of the problems, their policies and policy making. Hunger and poverty have been staggering issues for many years without solid resolutions. As educational institutions, schools are in a pivotal position to accept responsibility in meeting these students nutritional needs. Poor
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.
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
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). Businesses like Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Panera Bread Company have already joined our fight to end hunger by donating food that is not used at the end of the day to our food
Hunger is psychological and physical phenomenon in human system manifested in the form of discomfort or weakness which results from inadequacy or absence of food or appropriate nutrients. A large population around the globe, including the united States of America, experience hunger and the consequences because of shortage or lack of the right type of food. A “No Kid Hungry” TV commercial, launched in 2010 by Share Our Strength food network organization, uses different components of appeal to captivate/persuade viewers to partner with the food banks and other programs to resolve the issues of hunger among children in America. The author of the commercial, Bill Shore, founded the food network organization in 1984 with a $ 2,000 cash advance credit card. In recent years, Share Our Strength has raised and invested more than $ 376 million
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.
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. This would happen on a certain day of the week and will be easy for these struggling student to
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.
There are also some ways you can help hunger. You can donate food to food drives, which are not the most efficient, but still help the needy. Donating time to food banks is also crucial. Food banks receive a lot of food during certain times of the year, like holidays, and they need someone to sort the food. Donating money to food banks is also great. Food banks can often buy produce from farmers, or food that is not sold from grocery stores. This way, people can now receive nourishing food from food banks, instead of canned food.
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.” Students are a big part in helping with Manna Drop, because they hand out flyers, and ask others businesses in town to put up banners. Driscoll wants to instill in students that Manna Drop
It really is amazing seeing how many people want to help out,” (Charland). But no worries, there are still plenty of opportunities to get involved with the organization. Students are encouraged to donate cans and money for the cause, and to follow BABH on social media for updates on booster events and fundraisers. Students can receive a free t shirt by becoming a Hunger Fighter by donating money for the West Alabama Food Bank. You can also show your support for the organization by following BABH on their social medias as well as using the hashtag #TogetherWeCan
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.