The Center for Hunger-Free Communities

Solutions Based on Science and the Human Experience

Charlene M.


Charlene M. is a single mother from Rhode Island. She has four children, two boys and two girls. She worked as an Americorps Vista member and has a master’s degree. She partnered with a local food bank and became their volunteer coordinator, creating real and powerful change at the pantry. Today, Charlene works in career development and at a local restaurant. She finds that some of the biggest issues she sees in her community come from their rural location. Living in a rural area makes it harder to get the same resources you can access in a city. The poverty and hunger she is witness to has a different look than that of a city. She is happy to be a part of Witnesses so that she can show the nation this multifaceted face of poverty and get everyone involved in this effort to end hunger in America.

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