Donate to Your Local Food Bank

Did you know that roughly 7 million seniors – in the U.S. live in food-insecure households? This week consider donating food or your time to a local food bank and helping curb this unacceptable crisis.
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It may be hard to believe, but one-sixth of the United States lives with the constant worry of putting food on the table. It’s a problem that has only worsened over the past several decades – with more people than ever faced with not having enough to eat.

But there’s good news: you can help.

Donating or volunteering at a local food bank or soup kitchen can make a difference to many people in your own community.

What should you donate? Here are a few items food banks typically need:

  • Canned goods (fruit, vegetables, peanut butter, etc.)
  • Brown rice
  • Pasta

Find a food bank near you to get started. Let us know in the comments where you donated.

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Marcia
44 Kind Acts Completed

I donated to the Alameda county community food bank.

Jean
4 Kind Acts Completed

I haven’t donated to a food bank but, I have given food to elderly seniors.

Penny
2 Kind Acts Completed

I donated to the Veterans this month. I also go at least 2 times a week and feed a group of elderly people who are homeless. I make them a nice dinner with all the trimmings, a nice desert and a drink and take it to where they are, we sit and eat and laugh with one another. They just want someone to care and it does my soul good seeing them smile!!!

Stephanie
10 Kind Acts Completed

I’ve been volunteering at my church’s food pantry since March 2020. And I’m about to start driving 2 days a week to pick up the donations from grocery stores and our local free clinic donates frozen meats so that we can hand out to folks Wednesday nights & Friday mornings. It’s very rewarding to help seniors & families during this pandemic.

Naomi
4 Kind Acts Completed

Went and picked up food to give to the seniors at where I live I can’t drive and what food they don’t want we know if itwo Family That can use it

Claudia
4 Kind Acts Completed

I donated to Feeding America monthly.

Joshua analyst castillo
6 Kind Acts Completed

I feed male seniors as much as I can. They love my sweet buttcake

Kim
21 Kind Acts Completed

While I don’t give to a food bank currently I do provide for my neighbors when necessary and I cook special meals to bring to my mom in assisted living because she hasn’t been eating well lately

Janice
1 Kind Act Completed

I volunteer at a local soup kitchen that feeds the elderly and homeless.