#12daysofgiving Day 3: Food Donation
Hello My Friends in Health and Strength,
As one of my Christmas gives I am motivated strongly to donate to local food banks. This is pressing to me because increasingly young people, including students and what are called the walking working, are forced to visit food banks for sustenance. I am thinking right now, not only of my own daughters who are students (three of the four are in school and Mamma T didn’t pay their way), and I worry for the people I haven’t met who are in a similar situation.
In my local community there are countless food drives and I feel these places close to home are the areas we can make the biggest impact. Your dollars, cans and dried goods will serve people right in your area, so that is a direct impact of bounty which you and I can make happen. I have goods lined up and ready to go for donation at Zehr’s (our local super grocer), the Orangeville Food Bank and Caledon Food Banks.
I urge you to seek out a food bank and make your donation of goods today. You will absolutely change someone’s life for the better. Many of the people visiting food banks are not there because they are too lazy or unmotivated to care for themselves, they simply don’t have the means. We can help.
Review my list of food banks below to learn where you can go to make a donation or volunteer. This is by no means an exhaustive list of North American food banks, but a great place to start. I encourage you to look online to find the food bank nearest you.
Hugs and giving,
- Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
- Feeding America San Diego
- California Emergency Food Link (Sacramento)
- Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
- Feeding Northeast Florida
- The Harry Chapin Food Bank of SWFL
- Ottawa Food Bank
- Daily Bread Food Bank (Toronto)
- Regional Food Distribution Association (Thunder Bay)
- Community Kitchen Program of Calgary
- Hudson Bay Family & Support Centre/Dare to Care Food Bank
- Lethbridge Food Bank Society
- FEED Nova Scotia (Halifax)
- Caring & Sharing-Angel Tree Food Bank (Enfield)
- North Sydney Community Food Bank
- Regina & District Food Bank Inc.
- Prince Albert Share-A-Meal Food Bank
- Hudson Bay Family & Support Centre
- Maison Nazareth Inc. (Moncton)
- Community Food Basket of Saint John Inc.
- Fredricton Food Bank / Fredericton Community Services Inc.
Newfoundland and Labrador
Prince Edward Island
- Upper Room Hospitality Ministry (Charlottetown)
- Souris Food Bank
- Salvation Army Prince County Food Bank (Summerside)