Monthly Archives: August 2014
For the second consecutive year, the New Mexico State football team’s season opener will coincide with Agriculture Day as the Aggies face the Cal-Poly University Mustangs, Thursday, Aug. 28, at 6 p.m. at the Aggie Memorial Stadium. The Ag Day tailgating festivities will take place in Parking Lot A, just north of the stadium, from 3-6 p.m.
Hunger has an impact on us all, whether we are personally experiencing hunger or not. Hunger could be affecting your co-worker, your neighbor, your child’s best friend – anyone in our community could potentially be suffering from hunger in silence. Working families with children make up a large number of the clients we serve who need help with food. Without a doubt, hunger hits children the hardest.
I’d like to think I was lucky to grow up in a home where we always had food. Our shelves might have been stocked with the cheapest options at the grocery store, but I was never worried there wouldn’t be anything to eat. That is not the reality for many children in our state. It was not the reality for many kids I went to school with, it was not the reality for many elementary-school children my mother taught for 30 years and it is not the reality for many of my husband’s students today.
A few weeks ago I opened my Facebook page to find a tag from one of my best friends. She had tagged me in a video she posted, and naturally curious, I watched the video. To my horror, she had “called me out” to participate in an ice bucket challenge. What does this mean you ask? It meant that I could either: dump a large amount of ice water on my head, record it, and post it OR I had to donate $100 to my friend’s charity of choice.