Giving to our local food pantry has been our way of helping fight hunger. It isn’t JDaniel’s favorite place to go. He is bothered by the sometimes empty shelves we find there. I confess that it sometimes bothers me too. It would be wonderful if they were filled or overflowing.
My husband and I are both job hunting and while we have been faring well so far there are many around us who haven’t. We know a lot of people that have been laid off and haven’t found new jobs. They want to work as much as we do and for one reason or another, they haven’t been able too. Being able to stop by the local food pantry and pick up healthy things to eat it really important to them.
This year I decided to head to a nearby grocery store and pick up some of JDaniel’s favorite orange foods to take to the food pantry just as we did last year. I also purchased some of them for our family to make JDaniel an afterschool snack. The snack was shared along what it symbolizes. Edible object lessons or talks are always delicious.
The two blogs I mentioned at the beginning of this post are spearheading the Bloggers Go Orange: Moms Fighting Hunger events. Please stop by their blogs for ways that you can help or participate in their campaign. You will also find information on No Kid Hungry and Feeding America.