I’ve done it. You’ve done it.
But then I read an article that stopped me dead in my tracks. It was titled:
For the love of God
Stop donating canned goods to the food bank
Making holiday donations of nonperishable food for local food banks is what EVERYONE does. Collection boxes are everywhere. Even the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train promotes giving donations of food on their cross-Canada journey of Christmas joy.
If you truly want to help feed more people – it’s straight economics. That $1.00 that you spend on a can of tuna will purchase $4.00 of tuna when put into the hands of non-profit food employee who has more buying power and savvy.
Here’s a brilliant short video that explains all the pitfalls of donating actual food to food banks. You will “GET IT” when you see it.
The article that I mentioned earlier is also very eye-opening. If you’d like to delve in a bit more, I encourage you to read it. The Vancouver Sun is the source for this article. It was posted over a year ago. Yet this is the first time I’ve heard about this common sense approach for donations to food banks.
Check out Food Banks Canada to find an organization where you can donate this holiday season.
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