Serenity amidst Chaos

What a crazy time to be alive. I feel like I have said that sentence hundreds of times in the past couple of weeks. As a quick general update, while many things have changed and continue to change in response to COVID-19, there is some continuity in my day to day life as a Boston…

A Small Food Pantry with Big Heart

What does A Place To Turn mean to you? “A place that cares for all people”, “love and respect live here”, “a welcoming and inclusive environment that does amazing work”. These kind words decorate the waiting room of the food pantry and were written by members of the community at the 40th Anniversary Celebration this…

Going Toe to Tow with Food Justice

When I first got to Boston, I had just come from a week of vacation followed by a week at national orientation and had been allowed a small duffel bag and backpack as luggage for these two weeks. Since the transition between vacation to orientation to Boston was so quick, I was unable to get…

Orientation Debrief

              Our week at national orientation was one where I was challenged. I was challenged to really think about my place in the world and how that affects others while also being immersed in a community of almost complete strangers. I would spend a week in conversation and community with these strangers before dispersing across…