A teacher for 35 years, food bank volunteer Carol Waugh has seen hunger. Low income public school children receive free lunches, but for many of them, that was the only meal they got each day. Now, with the Food Bank of NWLA's backpack program, students on the lunch program also get about 10 pounds of food to take home and eat there.
Waugh is retired now, and since retiring has switched much of her focus to the elderly. She packs boxes of food to help out, knowing many seniors have to pick between food, rent, medicine, or utilities.
For Hunger Action Month, the Food Bank of NWLA is asking people to get involved in any way possible. With 1 in 6 people going hungry in the area, hunger is everywhere. They would love for everybody to donate something, whether it be time, food, or money.