By Sophie Solomon
I started working with Revolution Hunger this past February after hearing about it from a friend of mine. I hadn’t heard too much about the organization and really had no idea what to expect. But my experience with Revolution Hunger thus far has been a huge source of growth for me, as an individual. Being a Youth Outreach Worker with Revolution Hunger has also been a huge learning experience.
Sophie and Lia volunteering at Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco
First and foremost, from my time with Revolution Hunger, I have learned about the various ways individuals, and more specifically teens, can fight hunger. While the issue of hunger seems like a large task to tackle, and it is, there are a variety of different things we as individuals can do to help combat hunger. In San Francisco alone, there are numerous organizations that provide volunteer opportunities in the realm of hunger fighting. One of these organizations is the Glide Memorial Church. As a final project with Revolution Hunger, Megan, the SF regional coordinator, Lia, a fellow youth outreach intern, and I volunteered at Glide Memorial Church. Glide Memorial serves breakfast and gives out lunches to hundreds of people in need of food daily. As part of our volunteer session Megan, Lia and I served breakfast to the people at Glide. It was amazing to see how much of an impact Glide makes within just one breakfast shift. For just two hours of your time you can help to make a small difference in the people eating at Glides’ lives. Other volunteer opportunities in San Francisco include working at the SF Food Bank (website) and helping to give out food at St. Anthony’s Church.
Hunger is a real issue, and it isn’t going away. But by getting involved with organizations like the SF Food Bank and Glide Memorial, and completing some of the activities on www.revolutionhunger.org we can do something to educate ourselves about this issue deal with the problem. Working with Revolution Hunger has shown me just a small portion of the ways hunger affects people around the world daily and I hope that by working with this organization that I have in turn done the same for some other people too.
Revolution Hunger has provided me with a ton of knowledge and resources to start my hunger fighter journey. I hope that in years to come as I go off to college and beyond I can take the knowledge that I gained from my experience and raise awareness about hunger and help to fight hunger.