Younger generations often are characterized in the media as materialistic, self-centered, unmotivated and disengaged. They’re glued to their smartphones, uninterested in the world around them. They don’t believe in working hard, yet feel entitled. These certainly aren’t the characteristics we associate with change agents. But studies are showing that Generations Y and Z are more […]Read more "Challenging Stereotypes: Students Can Have a Significant Impact in the Fight to End Hunger"
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"
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?"
By Jordan Corona, Baylor University senior and journalism major Hunger pangs are mean things. Stomach it. Swallow it. Close your eyes. Try to block out all of your thoughts. At least when you’re thinking of nothing it doesn’t hurt as much. It’s hard though, because, right now, all you really want to think about is […]Read more "Too Hungry to Concentrate: THI releases report to help Texas schools navigate breakfast program access"
Last Monday, Jan. 20, the nation observed Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. For some, it was a day off from work or school. But for others, it was a chance to give back to their communities, as part of the MLK Day of Service. Volunteer organizations, churches, universities and other groups gathered to work on projects […]Read more "Living a Lifestyle of Service: 14 Ways You Can Fight Hunger in 2014"