Mariana Viso chose to spend her summer serving the community. As part of Hunger Free America's VISTA program, she's helped Florida Impact to End Hunger with the Summer BreakSpot sites at libraries throughout Miami-Dade. As the summer comes to a close, we've asked her to share a few words about her experience...
"My work with Florida Impact to End Hunger and with VISTA has allowed me to become closer to my community. This pandemic has affected many of us, but it has disproportionately hit low-income families the hardest.
My work over the summer has allowed me to give back to my community.
While talking to the families that are receiving meals, I was able to gain a deeper understanding of what others are going through and listen to all the different points of view that are found in my diverse Miami-community.
Though giving a couple of meals might not seem like much, it can actually make a big difference to a family. Small actions can have very powerful effects."
- Mariana Viso
Hunger Free America Summer Associate