"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, November 27, 2009

Donate Cash to Food Program

The project:
Donate cash to the local food program.

Seconds to pull out the wallet. A blink of an eye to drop it in the barrel.

Why bother?
Long Beach, Washington, has lots of fun activities throughout the Thanksgiving holiday weekend (and, no doubt, throughout the year). We particularly enjoy the Pajama Party for kids at the local theater. In trade for admission to the showing of a kid-friendly flick, the theater requests donations be made to the local food pantry program - canned/packaged food or a cash donation. Lacking foresight, we took the cash option.

Worth it?
YES! I think it's super neat that the theater gives its space up for a program that has become a family tradition for so many, while also providing a program that benefits local families and individuals in need.

Photo courtesy Dinah Sanders under Creative Commons License.

1 comment:

  1. Food Programs provide important health and nutrition benefits to vulnerable populations, such as children, women, the elderly, and families.


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