After taking a moment to build up his courage, he began to speak. He told me that he and his family had been going from church to church in an effort to get enough food to make it through the month, and with tears welling up in his eyes he added, "This dinner was such a blessing to us. Will you be doing this again soon?" At that moment I realized the real significance of what No Kid Hungry is doing here in this little community and the importance of keeping it going!
December 06, 2016
Although starting traditional breakfast is a huge triumph, it’s not always the most effective approach to reach the maximum number of students. By offering an alternative breakfast model, we hope to increase breakfast participation.
November 28, 2016
We hope that with the addition of the food truck to our food service, we will be able to reach more vulnerable youth during the summer months that might not otherwise eat, while also encouraging high school students to stay on campus for a healthy lunch, instead of going to local fast food restaurants.
November 22, 2016
Browning Elementary is showing an increase to an average daily participation rate of 351 students in September of 2016, which is up from a rate of 152 students back in September of 2015.
October 21, 2016
I look forward to seeing how the rest of my service term unfolds, and learning from all the students, food service staff, teachers, faculty, and community members that I encounter and collaborate with.
October 19, 2016
Here I was almost nine hundred and thirty miles from home, and about to start a job I knew practically nothing about! What was I thinking?
October 14, 2016
Browning was planning on implementing an afterschool meal program for a few months but was set back due to staffing issues. Although it was the middle of May, we decided to pilot the program and get a feel of it for the last three weeks of the school year.
July 12, 2016
I took a deep breath as I watched it all come together. Months of hard work finally paying off. I did it. I felt I could finally relax for a minute. I enjoyed my lunch, knowing I pulled off a great kick-off event.
July 12, 2016
This is a busy week for Shametrius Long. Long, who is in Billings with AmericCorps Volunteers in Service to America, was the main organizer of two events being held today to examine aspects of hunger and homelessness. And working with another Vista, Sade Johnson, Long organized a food drive this week that will help Family Service Inc. prepare Thanksgiving boxes for needy families.
July 07, 2016