I want to start off by thanking Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado for inviting me to be a part of this challenge. It sure was a challenge. The physiological, social and mental aspects of what people who are malnourished go through have become very apparent in just a few days of eating in this manner. As someone with ADHD, I noticed my attention span severely decreased this week, and I attribute that to the radical change in diet. That said, I personally used this week as a reset for how I eat, allowing me to add back just what is missing without over eating. I decided earlier in the week to donate the remainder of what I usually spend on food in a week (beer, eating out, groceries, etc.) and I’ve completed my donation of $80 as of 3 minutes ago. I would urge everyone to give a little, or donate non-perishable items that will otherwise collect dust in your cupboards. Even with all the difficulties and challenges with this week, it sure was better than pouring a bucket of cold ice water over my head.
For more than 18 years, Las Animas Helping Hands has been serving Bent County by providing food and other resources to families and individuals in