On this day of honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, one of my own weekly service projects is working at a local food bank. It’s no secret that many people here in the Land of Plenty often go to bed hungry. One in five children struggle with hunger every day. What can you do about it?
Besides donating canned goods to local food banks ( an important and wonderful thing to do!), here are some other ways you and your children can help.
1. Host a BAKE SALE with the proceeds going to: Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign http://www.nokidhungry.org
2. A contribution to: http://www.wholesomewave.org provides fresh fruits and vegetables to underserved communities and helps support small and mid-sized farmers.
3. Buy items at the design store West Elm and support the hunger organization FEED. Proceeds from many items go to local food projects. I bought two beaded bracelets for $36.00 and provided 10 school lunches for children in need. http://www.feedprojects.com
4. Action Against Hunger http://www.actionagainsthunger.org helps feed more than 7 million people every year. At this site you can choose from a variety of options, from $49.00 for a fishing kit, to $100.00 for a dairy goat.
5. The site: http://www.greatergood.com facilitates donations to hunger programs such as Mercy Corps, Food Recovery Network and other agencies. See how you can get involved.
Together, let’s make 2015 the year when no one in our great country goes hungry.