As I continued to discuss a way I could help people with the research I conduct, hunger was a reoccurring theme. Coincidentally, the CEO of the Northern Illinois Food Bank was scheduled to meet with a few business classes and I was fortunate enough to be introduced to her by Dennis. I sat down with her and the nutritionist from the Illinois Food Bank and we discussed two possible topics: Diabetes Outreach Program and a Community Needs Assessment. Choosing between these two was a difficult decision. A part of me wanted to do diabetes research because it was an area I did not have a lot of knowledge in. The other half of me really wanted to help out the people who are living in my town because why not improve my own community? After digging in deeper into both topics, I have decided to do a community needs assessment of DeKalb, IL focusing on food availability. I have yet to begin writing my proposal.