During this holiday season, let’s remember those who don’t have enough to feed their families. I’m not referring solely to the homeless, even if the need among them is staggering. I’m talking hard-working people who work themselves to the bone and are barely surviving.
Barely surviving in this country of plenty.
Since we’re lucky enough to have a roof over out heads and more than enough to feed our families, why not make a difference in someone’s life?
Here in Los Angeles, we have food banks everywhere. The largest organization and one of the best in terms of volunteers is the L.A. Regional Food Bank.
One dollar provides 4 meals. Think about that. Ten dollars (which can be donated via the link — no envelope necessary), feeds 40 people. Forty hungry souls, many of them children finding themselves in unimaginable situations through no fault of their own.
And through Feeding America, you can find your very local food bank.
Let’s give ourselves the gift of giving to others this holiday season — to those who need it most.
~~ Thank you M.J. Joachim for organizing the Holiday Food Drive, hosted by Effectively Human on Google+. My understanding is everyone can participate, and the more the better. Let’s make a real difference.