As we sit down to tables overflowing with food to celebrate Thanksgiving this weekend, I’m reminded that for many people, the struggle to put food on the table is part of everyday life. When I was growing up, a gift of food was the best thing you could have given us. Church groups, food pantries, the kindness of friends and strangers, all of these things contributed to a childhood that I never understood to be lacking.
Sack Lunches for the Homeless are a great way to help feed the hungry and I love that my kids are able to participate this way. I challenge you today to look around your town and find a way to help. A smile, a conversation, a simple gift of a bottle of water and a granola bar might be enough to make a difference in someone’s day.
If you prefer to donate foods in person, to a local food pantry, here’s a link to help you find the location nearest to you.
Food Pantries will not distribute foods with dented, damaged, or opened packaging. Please check the expiration dates on your foods and make sure that nothing has expired. Any damaged or past expiration products will be discarded.
If you have a local food bank and are able to donate there, here’s a list of items that are always appreciated and a few tips that will help make the most of your gift:
Baby products: diapers, wipes, formula
Are you looking for more ways to spread some holiday cheer? Check out this post for 35 Acts of Kindness that just might brighten someone else’s day.
From the depth of my heart, I thank you all for being the amazing group of people that you are. You have already done so much to help feed the hungry this holiday season. Thank you for being here, thank you for reading, sharing, and participating with so much generosity. I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving weekend!