Set up in aisles, the Cupboard is designed to let the people in our community choose their food for the month, rather than receiving pre-packaged bags.The food pantry runs smoothly because of two main sources.
David strolls through the doors on a frigid afternoon.
His baseball cap that reads “United States Veteran” sits low enough on his head that his American flag pin proudly hits the light. On queue, Rhonda and I answer simultaneously, “Four!
This new discovery of hope, family, and service kindled a new desire: dedicating more time for giving through HCFS.
Hill Country Family Services’ “Corner Cupboard” is unlike any other pantry.
It is a good reminder that service work is more about "giving" than "receiving." And those students who recognize this tend to volunteer for all the right reasons in the end.
Sara Harberson is the founder of Sara Harberson.com, which provides personalized advice to college applicants and their families, and Admissions Revolution.com, a free, on demand video membership that demystifies college admissions.Volunteering at soup kitchens, hospitals and nonprofit organizations are just a few examples of the countless service opportunities that exist. I know this because I’ve also fallen into this trap.Serving is made especially simple when surrounded by other motivated students at a university that places such a heavy emphasis on serving the greater community. We gather each October and April for universitywide day of service events in which upward of 4,000 students go out to spend five hours engaging in community service. My point is not that days of service are terrible affairs that should be avoided.She is the former associate dean of admissions at the University of Pennsylvania and the former dean of admissions and financial aid at Franklin & Marshall College.Sara’s philosophy is that every kid applying to college deserves the best advice.Students are trying to out-do one another in order to be viewed as someone dedicated to giving back to their community.What's interesting is that despite "Turning the Tide," colleges haven't changed how they evaluate community service.I joined this family in June of 2018, and I haven’t missed a week since.In the over 100 hours I’ve spent in this welcoming environment, I’ve heard the stories of people from every background, age, ethnicity, and place one could imagine.She chats with children about their toys while their parents shop, gives extra meat to larger families, and holds the door as people walk in and out.Lynda begins at , sweeping the floors and helping people choose the biggest potatoes.