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    HOUSTON FOOD BANK General Purpose: To inform Specific Purpose: To inform the audience of the workings of the Houston Food Bank and the concepts discussed during the course which were demonstrated through our volunteer experience. Organizational Pattern: Topical Thesis Statement: The Houston Food Bank uses the efforts of volunteers as well as donations to support the reduction of hunger in the community. INTRODUCTION When the topic of people going hungry is presented, it is not far-fetched

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    are not aware of the huge storage in our local food bank community. Per the Houston food bank the goal of the Feeding America program is to make food accessible to feed hungry people in their greatest times of need. Therefore, our team is gear up to break the food shortage in defining the problem, analyze the cause, identify criteria, potential solutions and selecting the best solution. The local food bank in our community is short of certain food items this year. As a group of college students

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    Houston Food Bank Service-learning involves students in community service activities and applies the experience to personal and academic development. It provides students with opportunities to develop civic engagement skills by working with community members. Then, volunteering is any activities that involve spending time, unpaid, doing something that aims to benefits the environment, individual or groups other than. Volunteering must be a choice freely made by each individual. Community Service

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    Houston Food Bank, knocking out hunger, one mouth at a time! The Houston Food Bank (HFB), their mission, “leading the fight against hunger” their vision is “food access for all”. The Houston food bank is a member of the nations largest non-governmental, domestic hunger relief organization Feeding America. In the fiscal year of 2013-2014, HFB distributed 59 million nutritious meal food and other necessities.” The vision for the future is to expand services to the community to 100,000,000 nutritious

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    service learning project, I discovered the church continues to play a large role in providing charity. Unlike centuries ago, identifying who are the worthy and unworthy needy, is irrelevant at this center. Upon entering the facility, the indigent of Houston and Harris County are greeted by volunteers and the intake service administrator, Ann. They are immediately asked for the last four of their social security numbers or their date of birth. Once their personal information is retrieved, they are asked

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    service experience back to specific learning goals. Service learning is planned out with the local community partners and service recipients. As part of my Service learning assignment, Dr. Irabor has asked my class to volunteer at the Houston Food Bank. The Houston Food Bank is a private non-profit organization founded in 1982 by Joan and Stanford

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    The University of Houston-Downtown along with the Houston Food Bank have given the opportunity for students to participate in a service learning experience by volunteering and engaging in community service in order for students to gain personal and academic development. Students volunteered at the Houston Food Bank as they made the choice to spend unpaid time completing numerous tasks that will benefit their community by feeding thousands of people each year. Such actions also qualify as community

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    so. Houston Food Bank is a private non-profit organization. They were established in 1982 and are a certified member of Feeding America. Their focus is to help end hunger by distributing the most meals possible to those in need. They can provide 83,000,000 meals a year, which they are trying to improve in. Most of the meals they pack up are sent to pantries and other organizations that need food for individuals and families. Usually, food banks do not distribute their meals, but Houston Food Bank

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    preventable causes. It’s estimated that nearly 8,000 of these deaths were tied to hunger. That’s about one every 10 seconds. Most of these kids died not from starvation, but from malnutrition. Malnutrition means going too long without the right kind of food. Eating just enough to stay alive had weakened their bodies so much that disease could come through and strike the final blow. In 2014, approximately 49 million Americans Struggled with Hunger, and continue to struggle each and every day. There are

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    the idea after a women was desperately looking for food to feed her children”, “she suggested to him there should be a place to store unwanted food instead of throwing it out for trash so the hungry can go and pick up the unwanted food”| (Feeding America®," 2015). Feeding America does not sell products it provides services. It’s an organization which provides the less fortunate and low-income families with free food through nationwide food banks across America| (Feeding America®," 2015). Van Hengel

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