Good Deeds: Show You Care This Holiday Season by Volunteering Time and Food
Most of the year we use this blog to tell you about all the great food there is in Houston. We tell you what gifts to buy for the food-lovers on your list, where to eat a nice meal out and which hot restaurants are opening.
Photo from State Farm Volunteers help out at the Houston Food Bank earlier this year.
But this time of year, we want to remind you that for many, these words are meaningless. Thousands of Houstonians don't have the money to go out for a fancy dinner or the means to care about which new restaurant excites us this month.
So if you have time this holiday season, consider thinking about one of the following organizations. You can volunteer time, money or food to make sure that your fellow Houstonians have enough to eat in this season of plenty. Spread the love, you guys.
Here are some ways to show you care...
Host a food drive for the Houston Food Bank
Photo from the Houston Food Bank Start a food drive at your school or office to help those in need have a bountiful holiday.
If you've been trying to figure out ways to get your office more involved with the community, set up a food drive and invite your co-workers to help. The Houston Food Bank provides plenty of information about how to get a food drive started. Here's what they suggest, and it's not too late:
1. Choose a person to lead your efforts
2. Decide on a time and place to collect food
3. Register your food drive at houstonfoodbank.org/fooddrive.aspx
4. Pick up food drive supplies - boxes, posters, money canisters (after you register)
5. Start collecting
You can check online for the items that the Food Bank needs the most, and contact Yolanda Alexander, community events and engagement coordinator, at 713-547-8670 for more information.