It’s important to remember to give. Food drives seem to happen regularly for the Moose Jaw and District Food Bank. Three FCC Drive Away Hunger tractors arrived in Moose Jaw Tuesday, making several pickups around the city including one at Tuesday’s Moose Jaw Warriors game.
There is an upcoming seventh annual Better Together Food Drive on Halloween organized by the Hillcrest Apostolic Church.
These food drives are looking for non-perishable food items to give to the hungry in the city. Even when there aren’t food drives, hungry people still need food and we can easily make a commitment for, say, once a month or maybe once every few months, to give.
It’s sometimes too easy to forget about the people who don’t have enough to eat when we have plenty. Or perhaps the intention is there, but when the time for giving actually rolls around, the date is forgotten or the donations are left at home. There is nothing wrong with having good intentions, but there are always people who need food all year round, not just when there are food drives.
But it seems without food drive reminders to drop off food, there aren’t as many items dropped off. That is why these drives are so important. It is a public way to remind people to get the food and find a way to give something not needed.
Whether it is a can of veggies, a can of soup, a jar of peanut butter, a box of cereal, a box of granola bars, a cash donation or any other non-perishable item, the starving people in the city will certainly appreciate it. The food bank helps thousands of people every year, which means by donating a small amount of food that we can help enhance lives by providing essential nourishment.
But of course looking after us is important too. So to the people out there who are really tight for funds or are experiencing a food shortage and don’t feel they can afford to give right now, that’s OK too.
But we shouldn’t let that become an excuse not to give. It doesn’t hurt anyone to give a little food. It helps others. There is nothing we have to lose.
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