Humanities Moments

Humanities Moments

We’ve all had “humanities moments” — when our lives were made richer, more poignant, and meaningful because of the insights the humanities provide.

The Need for Food

Contributed by Savannah

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2 years ago my sister and I decided to spend our Saturday mornings helping distribute food at the Alamance Food Pantry . 30 families were given food every week and were only allowed to come once a month. One morning a woman showed up and had heard about the food pantry and wanted to get food. Unfortunately she had not called and reserved food and we didn’t have anything prepared for her, we offered for her to wait with us until noon and if there was any food that hadn’t been picked up she could have it. I could tell she was desperate and she gladly waited and we ended up being able to provide food for her. The whole situation really took be aback and made me realize that I take for granted the fact that I know that I will have food to eat everyday while living in the city that is number 1 in the nation for food insecurity. This woman made me realize that so many of us go through our days without thinking once of those around us who may not even know where their next meal is coming from.
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Why is this a Humanities Moment?

It changed my outlook on the fact that many people are grateful for things and would love to have things we take for granted everyday. So many people are wanting the most basic things and they don't even have access to that and this helped me realize that I am so fortunate and should help other people because you never know what they need.

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Title

The Need for Food

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It changed my outlook on the fact that many people are grateful for things and would love to have things we take for granted everyday. So many people are wanting the most basic things and they don't even have access to that and this helped me realize that I am so fortunate and should help other people because you never know what they need.

Description

2 years ago my sister and I decided to spend our Saturday mornings helping distribute food at the Alamance Food Pantry . 30 families were given food every week and were only allowed to come once a month. One morning a woman showed up and had heard about the food pantry and wanted to get food. Unfortunately she had not called and reserved food and we didn’t have anything prepared for her, we offered for her to wait with us until noon and if there was any food that hadn’t been picked up she could have it. I could tell she was desperate and she gladly waited and we ended up being able to provide food for her. The whole situation really took be aback and made me realize that I take for granted the fact that I know that I will have food to eat everyday while living in the city that is number 1 in the nation for food insecurity. This woman made me realize that so many of us go through our days without thinking once of those around us who may not even know where their next meal is coming from.

Date

2015

Contributor

Savannah

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