This season often seems to consist solely of busyness and hurrying. Making sure year-end deadlines are met, meals are prepared, parties are attended and gifts are purchased. But it is also a time of reflection, a time when we gather with our families and friends, and often a time when we turn our thoughts to […]Read more "Let Your Light Rise in the Darkness"
How much more “farm-to-school” can you get than having a farm at your school, right on campus? IDEA Public Schools in the Rio Grande Valley have three campus farms that are producing fresh food that goes directly into the cafeteria. The farms also provide a chance for students to learn firsthand about agricultural production and […]Read more "A Fresh Idea: Bringing the Farm to School"
This post is the first in a series highlighting the Community Partner Program (CPP). CPP helps connect Texas families and children to benefits to help them get back on their feet during difficult times. The Texas Hunger Initiative’s 12 regional offices help to recruit and support a wide range of nonprofit, faith-based, local and statewide […]Read more "Connecting the Dots for Clients"
By: Matt Chelf, Baylor University Junior and Share our Strength: No Kid Hungry Youth Ambassador “Thank you so much,” she said. “We would have no other means to get access to meals, but you’ve come this far and brought it to us. We can’t thank you enough.” Many families across Texas, like the McAllen mother quoted above, […]Read more "Texas ISDs Bridge Transportation Gap with Summer Mobile Meals"
In March, we said goodbye to several brilliant AmeriCorps VISTAs who fulfilled their one-year terms and left a mark on THI. Now we say goodbye to 10 more, each of whom embodies the spirit and work ethic of a VISTA. Each of them will go on to do great things, and while their service year at […]Read more "What Can Happen in a Year…Of Service? [Part Two]"
By Jadi Chapman, AmeriCorps VISTA and hunger programs specialist for Texas Hunger Initiative – Waco A few weeks ago I visited a senior center in Waco to learn more about difficulties the senior population of Waco might be facing. A man came up to me, shook my hand and said he was glad I was […]Read more "Hidden Hunger: Seniors in America"
AmeriCorps VISTAs do something almost counter-cultural in today’s fast-paced world of scurrying up the proverbial ladder to bigger paychecks and positions of power. They take a year–or a summer, depending on the program–of little pay, full-time hours and few vacations to put all of their focus and energy on making an impact in an area […]Read more "What can happen in a year…of service?"