Thursday, August 28, 2008

Mt. View Elementary School

Mt. View Elementary School (and the YMCA) does meals (breakfast and lunch) all through the summer. I was able to visit them during the last week before school started. Honestly, I couldn't have asked for a more fun job. Beyond the somber theme of hunger, there's still this resounding, care-free optimism wired into most kids that's irresistible. I went from table to table and everywhere I turned there was a unique person (in a small container) looking back at me, mostly smiling, sometimes shy but always tolerant and curious and optimistic.

Good point

I hadn't thought of this myself but teachers, they know.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


"This is only the second time I've been here," he said. "I don't want to come unless I absolutely have to."

Monday, August 25, 2008

St. Luke's Community House

These wheels were humming the entire time I was at St. Luke's Community House last Thursday. Between visitors, two volunteers (this day it was Jill Williams and Ted McKinney) bagged groceries, helped people to their cars, and sorted a truck load of food, all in one smooth motion. They might have taken a little break along the way, but if they did, I missed it. Visit St. Luke's blog here.

News: (8/26/08) Come the first of September, America's Second Harvest will be changing its name to Feeding America.

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(Update: Tyson reached their limit with over four hundred comments on the following post, thanks to those who clicked through.) Leave a comment on this blog post at Tyson and they'll give a hundred pounds of food to the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas. It can even be a one word comment like: "Awesome."

Kennedy's doll

Mom called her Dirt Dauber, but her real name is Kennedy. The doll is Britney (that of course, could change). I made a picture of Kennedy, she made one of me. I made one of Kennedy's doll. She made one of me. We did this for about three rounds while her mom waited for a food box.