Part 2- students will review summary analyses submissions, made in part 1, and offer a rebuttal to a classmate’s current event analysis, which opposes their own. MOST IMPORTANTLY, BE CONSTRUCTIVE in your critiques; and RATIONAL in your explanation of your perspective. Rebuttals must be 5-10 sentences in length.
This is the student’s work to offer the rebuttal on.
Texas food banks is a nonprofitable company that distributes food and other essentials to help families achieve stability including nutrition, education, health management, job training, and help in securing state-funded assistance. But most importantly, they distribute fresh produce, meat and nonperishables, vegetables, and canned goods to millions of families in need across the state. Recently, we found out that the food banks could be short millions of pounds of food this year due to budget cuts. Out of all times, this is a time of extraordinary needs for many families. However, they may have to be turned away this year. This service is a sigh of relief for many families that are in extreme need. The program is losing 19 million pounds of produce that will more than likely go to waste rather than nourishing a hungry family during a time of insecurity. Governor Greg Abbott has requested agencies to trim their budget by 5%, which led the Texas Department of Agriculture to cut their grant funding all to balance the statewide budget. The Texas Agriculture Commissioner (Sid Miller) has asked the governor about using the states leftover $2 billion in CARES Act funding to pay for the grants, but no response has been given. I think this is sick. I understand there is a budget, etc. but out of all times during this pandemic families are in need. Knowing that there IS A WAY is what bothers me the most. The governor or the state legislature is not paying much attention or seeing this issue as a big deal of the people. That is quite selfish to me and it angers me, because you never know if that family that needs this will ever be you one day. This a year where funds should be increasing not depleting. I pray for change, for everyone to matter, and for unity.
https://www.texasstandard.org/stories/texas-food-banks-could-be-short-millions-of-pounds-of-food-in-early-2021-thanks-to-budget-cuts/ (Links to an external site.)