Friday, October 5, 2007

Thanks for Giving...


It is the day before the Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend kicks off...

So you can just IMAGINE what The Goddess will be doing today...

Yes, it is the dreaded day when I venture off to the grocery store, armed with lists and recipes, to do the Great Shop. I'm sure that many of you are, at this very moment, hunched over YOUR extra-large cups of coffee, and bracing yourselves to do the same.

My children have just reminded me to take along the enormous paper sack that was delivered to our doorstep, sandwiched in the middle of our newspaper earlier this week. Because the Daily Bread Food Bank here in town is running painfully short of supplies right now, and it is up to every one of us to help them out, if we possibly can.

Please, if you are able, remember to purchase a few extra nutritious, non-perishable items for your local food bank this weekend. Here in Ontario, contributions are being collected at all our major food stores (and even the not-so-major ones), at our public schools, and fire stations. The items that they are MOST in need of include soup, canned fruits and vegetables, canned meats and milk, peanut butter, beans, lentils, and noodles. A few times each year, my girlies and I head out to our local drug store, and collect a bag full of baby formula, baby food, pablum, and disposable diapers, and deposit it in one of the food bank's enormous bins. Because infants are some of our most needy and helpless citizens.

Thanks, everyone. Thanks for giving. Have a wonderful, blessed holiday weekend.

3 comments:

shawn said...

Sadly, almost EVERY town, city and community in Canada NOW has a food bank of some kind ... it is the fast growing "industry" around at times ...

So, to those who read candygirlflies' blog: this Thanksgiving weekend find a local food bank and help out!!

In most communities there are drop off bins near the check outs of Grocery Stores ... just make a couple of extra purchases and drop them off on the way out.

From my experience - it can make a HUGE difference, not just at Thanksgiving, but ALL year round!!

Thanks for the reminder ... and stop by http://www.thehungersite.com to make a difference globally too !!

Multi-tasking Mommy said...

The bunny and I carried our hugely filled bag this morning! Thank goodness they are heavy duty bags :)

painted maypole said...

there is no better way to be thankful than to share your bounty

 
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