National Food Bank Week on October, 2018: Social Work questions regarding a food bank?

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Social Work questions regarding a food bank?

It is referred to as the Generalist area since you are dealing with families, individuals, seniors, disabled, minorities, single parents, homeless, and the working poor. Case manage ongoing needs by taking down an assessment to see if those coming to the food bank have other issues or needs and have them prepare a goal timeline for them to establish say by the next day, or next week, or next month, etc. Even offering them training in learning how to budget and shop can also be offered. Be prepared to provide resources and references for them in addition to basic needs such as untilities, rent/mortgage, employment/job training, and clothing. Many may want counseling or emergency shelter or financial assistance or educational information until they can get back on their feet. I will list a couple of national resources to check out. I started out volunteering at a food bank when I decieded to get my MSW degree. You can also check with the National Community Action as they will have a pretty good idea of what the needs are in your community at this time.

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NC Outer Banks Vacation?

NC Outer Banks Vacation?

Hi. The Outer Banks is different from Virginia Beach, but in my opinion, it's a good difference. No boardwalk, no downtown with bars and shops, and less crowded.

There is so much to do on the Outer Banks, it would be tough to fit it all into one week, ...hopefully there's a hidden gem or two here for you.

The best water park is the beach and everything water related, surfing, fishing, bodyboarding, visiting the piers, sandcastles, etc. The soundside is often forgotten, but it's also a fun way to get in the water, and very calm for children.

Shopping, there is a great outlet mall in Nags Head with a variety of top name brands...and great deals! There are also a lot of great local shops and art galleries with great OBX flavor.

Almost all of the local restaurants have delicious food, but here are a few highlights in the Nags Head area...Blue Moon Grill, Tortuga's Lie, Lucky 12, Lone Cedar, Red Drum, and just about any other restaurant you drive by...including a great breakfast overlooking the ocean at Nags Head Pier.

Jockey's Ridge is a great place to burn some energy running on giant dunes, and one of th best spots to watch a sunset....you should also consider a hang gliding lesson while you're there (www.KittyHawk.com). Jockey's Ridge also offers some great free activities to experience the local environment. Here's their website: …

The aquarium in Manteo is a quick ride and a great way to spend 1/2 a day, and downtown Manteo is a quaint waterside village with great shops, art, and restaurants. If you're here on the first Friday of the month, downtown Manteo has a fun celebration aptly named "First Friday."

A 30 - 40 minute ride to Corrolla and you will find wild horses, a lighthouse, the Whalehead Club (fun summer music and wine tastings, website: ) and a Nature Center with great programs about the local environment and animals.

A quick ride south, and you'll find the Bodie Island lighthouse and the Hatteras National Seashore with an abundance of nature and empty beaches...Pea Island is a great spot to pull over on the side of the road, hop over the dunes and find a beach all to yourself.

Have fun!

You can find more information on this blog: , and this website: www.OuterBanksVacations.com

National Food Bank Week Oct 21 - 27. What are you doing to celebrate?

National Food Bank Week Oct 21 - 27. What are you doing to celebrate?

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