"If there’s a world here in a hundred years, it’s going to be saved by tens of millions of little things. The powers-that-be can break up any big thing they want. They can corrupt it or co-opt it from the inside, or they can attack it from the outside. But what are they going to do about 10 million little things? They break up two of them, and three more like them spring up!"
- Pete Seeger, in YES! Magazine

Friday, October 2, 2009

Donate to the Food Bank

The project:
Donate food to the local Food Bank.

45 minutes to clean the pantry and sort out food appropriate for donation; 10 minutes to drive to the pantry, walk in and drop.

Why bother?
Time really does fly! I can't believe it's been nearly a year since I last donated a bag of food to our local pantry, and it's been far too long since I emptied our pantry and really gave it a good scrubbin'. Today was the day for both. Why? Click here.

Some people believe only moochers, people who take advantage of the system, the lazy, the undeserving use their local food pantries. I've heard people say too many people take advantage of the pantry system. I'm sure there ARE people like that, but I also know for a fact there are people who have worked hard just to eek by, or who have worked all their lives only to find their savings devastated by unforeseen circumstances, who resort to the pantry's help only as a last resort. It is for those people whom I donate.

You can find your local pantry here.

Worth it?

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