During the recent Day of service, the eleventh grade went to Harlem to help out at the Food Bank. While there, we bagged fresh produce, and assisted the Food Bank’s clients in picking out the food they want.
The Food Bank’s clients that day were by and large elderly people, and there were many of them. I found it quite troubling that those who are most in need of assistance are unable to get it from the city or state, and the fact that there were so many people compounded this feeling all the more. This is also made even worse by the fact that, upon arriving at the site, we found out that there were only two other volunteers that day. This experience has shown me just how much needs to be done on the issue of hunger and food insecurity.