Spring is an eternal time of renewal.
Some of our rituals include spring cleaning
and observing spiritual celebrations.
Between those time-honored events and
spring break and the RGV Livestock
Show, there's not much time to do much
else. Or is there?
One year, at the Food Bank RGV, we
took a look at how many pounds of food
drive donations we collected. It was the
spring of 2010 and the total weight was
64 pounds. Sixty-four pounds of food
donated for the entire month! Bear in
mind, that the recommended amount
of food for a person in need is 42.5 lbs.
per month. This is just a supplement
mind you, but if a person is still in need
of more food the Food Bank RGV will
help them. But how do we help when
we receive 64 pounds in one month?!
Hunger doesn't take a vacation,
it doesn't take a break. It
lingers with each bill a family
receives; with each car repair or
medical emergency. It's always
ready to pounce.
So, please, this spring consider
holding a food drive through
your church or business. It's a
great team building project and
can help get your group plenty
of community exposure.
Find out more:Hold a Food Drive
Some of the items we need: individual-sized, easy open soups, snacks, or protein items (beanie weenie, Vienna sausages, etc.), peanut butter, and individual sized tuna in water.