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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Give Local

So my first "Day of Giving" advice:  Give local.  Find your local food bank and donate to them - whether it be money, food, or time.  You may not be able to feed millions, but that doesn't mean you can't make an impact.  With the current economic environment, many people need assistance with the basic necessities.  Food is a basic need that you can help provide.  Find a local food bank that serves needy people in your area.  You can often donate money online.  Even if you don't have money, you probably can buy an extra can when at the grocery store, and donate that.  If that is beyond your means, then you still have time to give - donate some of this very precious resource.  Food banks need people to help pick up donations from local grocery stores, organize the shelves, and take care of back office needs.

Get on the mailing list for your local food bank so you can find out what their needs are- they may surprise you.  My local food bank has asked for computer programmers, accountants, chefs, and drivers over the past year - your specialized skills may be needed and you can give those.  Use the website below to locate your local food bank.  I truly believe this is an urgent need for so many of our brothers and sisters who are going hungry right here in America.  So my simple advice is: Give.


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