These are the thoughts and observations of me — a woman of a certain age. (Oh, my, God, I'm 65!) I'm single. I'm successful enough (independent, self supporting). I live just outside Chicago, the best city in the world. I'm an aunt and a friend. I feel that voices like mine are rather underrepresented online or in print. So here I am. If my musings resonate with you, please visit my blog again sometime.
Thursday, January 09, 2014
Something to consider on these cold, cold days
That's why you should consider throwing an extra can or two into your grocery basket for your local food pantry. After the holidays, contributions tend to dry up because charitable giving just isn't top of mind anymore. But now is when the need may be greater. (If you don't know where the pantry is in your neighborhood, here's a food bank locator.)
I'm happy to report that, in my neighborhood, the local visitor's center is now accepting donations. It's open seven days a week, so it's easier than going directly to the food pantry. It's also more comfortable. The food pantry only has volunteers available to accept non-perishables during the same hours that it gives out the food, and it can feel a little awkward -- pushing past those waiting for their distribution to make a donation.
Posted by The Gal Herself at 1/09/2014 01:55:00 PM 3 comments:
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