Ashley Haluch

Ashley Haluch interned with Rindge Food Pantry to work on improving food security amongst individuals facing food scarcity and poverty. The goal of this internship is to identify the root cause of barriers to health and healthy behaviors. Addressing the needs of the community would then bring closer opportunities for health equity and community growth. Data on the Rindge community was collected through observation and interviews. Personal involvement with volunteers and speaking with members of the community expressed the need for education around food safety. I created various educational resources in a way that favored the understanding of community members. I also worked to organize food at the pantry to minimize food waste. All work was completed over a 7-month period.