In today’s tough economic times, more people than ever are having trouble making ends meet. A great many people have had their work hours reduced to part-time or have lost their jobs completely. Despite the loss of income, the bills keep rolling in every month. Unfortunately, many of these people must choose between buying food for their families and paying their bills. It is a sad fact that many people in your community are going hungry because of these financial difficulties.
Many people want to become involved in feeding the hungry but don’t know exactly where to begin. Doing your part in helping to feed the hungry is not difficult. It is important to remember that anything that you do to help the hungry is appreciated. All efforts, large and small, contribute to the success of feeding the hungry in your area. There are a great many things that you can do to start helping the hungry today.
Contact your local food bank to see how you can help them in their efforts to feed the hungry. Food banks rely heavily on volunteers to get their job done. It takes a great many volunteer hours to receive, store and distribute food to those in need. Call your local food bank to find out how you can volunteer to help. Also, food banks are always in need of donations to keep them going. You can always contribute food and cash to your local food bank to help them stay in operation.
You can also start your own fundraiser to raise money for a local food bank. You can begin by taking donations at school and work to help the hungry. You will find that most people are quite willing to help you raise money for a good cause. Remember, that you can also ask people to donate items such as canned food to help your local food bank. Also, you can arrange a charity auction to raise money to support your area food bank. You can ask local businesses to contribute some items for your charity auction. You will find that most businesses are quite willing to do their part to help out other members of the community. Make sure that you make a list of supporting contributors to give them acknowledgment for helping out.
There are many things that each and everyone of us can do to help the hungry. Everyone can contribute a little time and money to help the less fortunate members of our communities. Don’t wait for someone else to do it. Call your local food bank and find out what you can do today to help.