Week 3/19-3/23

This week at the Gladden Food Pantry, we dove deeper into our video project. The video is going to be a video that Kim (my supervisor) will show to new volunteers and it will provide volunteers with an in depth look at what’s going on at the pantry, and other way to get involved. This week was a great week for photos because we got huge shipments of both food and produce this week, and I was able to practice my photography skills in odd lighting.

I also worked on editing the photos and cropping them, and we began recording the audio portion of the video. I also created a grayscale version of the logo and made additional edits.

I also began research for my next food demonstration, and I helped Kim find grants for the food pantry to apply for.

Gladden Grayscale

Week 3/5-3/9

This week at the Gladden Food Pantry, I began my internship and learned how to use their online pantry tracking system called “Pantry Track”. This online systems allows them to keep track of all the clients that come through the pantry and easily update their address and the number of people in the household. This also keeps track of the last time families have come through the pantry and if they are allowed to shop for their 3 day choice pantry, or if they are only allowed to get produce.

I also began designing a logo for the pantry. Gladden Food Pantry is a part of Gladden Community House, so we designed a couple logos, some of which had their own design elements and no relation to Gladden Community House, and then we designed logos that incorporated the Community House logo.

By the end of the week we had finalized the logo we were aiming for and it will be featured on flyers and posters in the upcoming weeks as well as on the Facebook page we will be updating soon. Circle Logo Logo Ideas Final Logo Wheat Logo

Week 3/12-3/16

Although it was spring break, I still attended the internship twice this week on Wednesday and Friday. My absence was discussed with my supervisor prior to spring break and approved.

On Wednesday, I had a lot of fun at my internship because I was able to conduct a food demonstration. It was very cold outside on Wednesday so I was only able to present to three people but I made chicken and egg noodles in a crockpot and then I was able to teach the audience all about how simple the recipe is, how all the ingredients can be found in the pantry and how nutritious the food is. Although I only presented to three people, I sat up front the rest of the day and greeted people when they came in and I was able to teach them as well.

Friday, we started a new project which is making a video for new volunteers to watch before they get started in the pantry. We bang taking photos of everything we want to include in the video and made a script for the recording on Monday.Slow Cooker Golden Chicken