My time at Hospitality House as an intern has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life so far. Finding an internship felt like a daunting task and I am so glad I got to intern at Hospitality House. I was very nervous about what this internship would hold for me, and working with a population I did not have much experience with, but I quickly became comfortable with all of the residents and clients.
I loved being able to make connections with clients and have meaningful conversations which opened my eyes to how many of us are close to experiencing homelessness or food insecurity ourselves. I mostly worked in the food pantry and kitchen which showed me just how much goes into feeding our clients and residents each day. I loved working in the food pantry because I got to talk to so many different people day in and day out, and it was very rewarding to help those struggling with food insecurity and seeing their gratitude.
From interacting with clients, to putting away hundreds of pounds of food, to making food boxes, and sorting through produce, I will always cherish my time here as an intern and wish I could have stayed longer. I will miss the other interns who worked with me this summer and all of the staff, and just wanted to say thank you for making this a great experience and for all that you do!