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Holiday Acts of Loving Kindness: Helping to fill food pantries

Day 2
Newspapers and news feeds across the country continue to highlight long lines of cars that stretch as far as the eye can see. The people in the cars are not waiting for COVID-19 tests as one might think. Instead, these are hungry people who are waiting in line to receive groceries. 

Hundreds of thousands of people are experiencing food insecurity in these times and nothing drives that home more than photos of long lines of people waiting and hoping for some relief. Equally compelling are the countless interviews with mothers and fathers whose tears tell the story of hungry children waiting and hoping for their next meal.   
Most grocery stores today have boxes for food donations or systems set up for donating money so holiday meals can be shared with those who are in need. There are also many food pantries throughout the city that are accepting donations. Today, take some groceries to a food pantry, purchase and donate some extra groceries while you’re doing your grocery shopping, or donate to a local grocery store holiday meal drive. Your donation, no matter how big or small, will not only bring holiday cheer, but will also fill hungry bodies and souls.