I #ShareAMeal Because…People Are In Need

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There are many ways you can aid in world hunger. You can make an impact with even a small gesture. While I wasn’t able to participate in community activities dealing with sharing a meal, I was able to come up with my own way to give back.

After eating last week at TGIFriday’s, I ordered another meal and took it to go. I saw a woman in a nearby shopping center who had a sign saying that she has lost her job and has a family and no money. I gave her the extra meal and the food I had left over from my meal. I never have cash on me, so whenever I have extra food then I always give it to someone in need. It’s not much, but I’m sure it helped that family out that day.

Here are some examples of how you can share a meal:

  • Share A Meal Potluck – Host neighboring families for a dinner and invite a family in need to join
  • Get Your Community Involved – Partner with a local community organization to host community potluck in your area
  • Local Food Drives – Organize your very own food drive or utilize the Feeding America online Food Bank Locator tool to get in touch with a local food and volunteer at a food drive
  • Host a Virtual Food Drive – Plan a virtual food drive with measurable goals online using the Feeding America Personal Fundraiser tool and promote participation in your community

In addition, sfter events I do and there is food leftover, I don’t throw it away. I give it to someone in need! You should never waste food when people are starving just down the street.  Remember, there is always someone who NEEDS food and can’t afford it.

Make sure you check out http://www.ProjectSunlight.us for additional ways on how you can #ShareAMeal

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