Tuesday, December 19, 2006

The Local Level: Food

In the next two weeks I will probably consume more food than I would normally eat in a month. Between all the work lunches, and parties, open houses, and of course Christmas day festivities, I will eat countless delicious pies and cookies and turkey and mashed potatoes and did I mention cookies and pies? Believe me, I can't wait!

Of course, there are plenty of people even in our local communities who won't be taking part in these culinary festivities. Here are some things you can do:

  • Volunteer to help serve a meal at your local homeless shelter or soup kitchen

  • Volunteer to cook a meal for your local shelter or soup kitchen

  • Volunteer to do other things...set up tables, wash dishes, inventory & stock food items...

  • Having a holiday party? Ask each guest to bring a canned good or non-perishable food item, then take your family on an outing to deliver the goods to a local shelter

  • How about all the food left over after the party? Call your local shelter to ask if they could use the leftovers

  • If you're strapped for time (aren't we all?), consider a cash donation that will help purchase turkeys and other needed items

  • Enjoy all the holiday festivities!

    Photo by Strph

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