At the beginning of the YPI Project we were trying to decide what social issue to study and I suggested hunger since I had volunteered with city harvest recently. Even though I had done service to help with the issue I didn’t know much about it and wanted to know more. When I started researching it I realized how much bigger the issue was and how different it was from what I previously thought. I really learned how to research better during this project and how to take statistics and make it interesting.
The hardest part of the project for me was presenting. I always have a hard time speaking in front of people and this was no exception. Even though there were difficulties it was still rewarding to be able to share our hard work with other people.
I really enjoyed visiting the POTS facility. It was amazing to see the kitchens and all the people they could seat to feed them healthy meals. The pantry was very elegant and was made so the families could feel like they were shopping in a real store. We interviewed Jack Marth, director of service, and he told us all about the work they do for hungry people and the different services they provide. I will definitely consider doing service with them in 10th grade because they are such a great organization.