BENEFITING: Cleveland Foodbank, Inc.
It is easy in the stress of our daily lives to forget the true struggles that others face. Sadly, hunger--food insecurity--is still an issue for many people across the country and around the world. During the holidays as we celebrate our bounty and blessings with extra heaping helpings of both, the needs of others weigh even heavier on my heart.
With that in mind, I spent the week of Nov. 10-17 skipping daily trips to my local coffeehouse and abstained from eating out. I made meals only from the supplies in our pantry and groceries I purchased for the week on a lower than usual budget. I didn't turn to the vending machine for extras nor did I stop at store if we ran out of something. Honestly, it wasn't a sacrifice, but that's not why I did it. I did it to remind myself how truly blessed I am.
While I plan to resume visiting my favorite coffeehouse, I am committed to making fewer trips and to reducing our weekly grocery spending for the remainder of the year. The excess I plan to donate to the Cleveland Foodbank (and similar organizations)--beginning with a $50 gift made on Nov. 17.
As you prepare to GIVE THANKS and shop for holiday presents, consider giving a just bit MORE. JOIN ME in supporting the Cleveland Foodbank by making a donation between now and New Year's Eve. My hope with this holiday fundraiser is to help raise at least $250 by Dec. 31--amounting to 1,000 meals.
p.s. For friends (or strangers) reading this outside Cuyahoga County, I hope you'll consider supporting your local food pantry, Feeding America, Charity Water, Pet Food Stamps or similar organizations.