During the holidays, many of us are reminded of how much we have. If you would like to make sure that your fellow man has enough, as well, one critical area to look at is food.
It’s hard to imagine that many people in 2015 struggle with having enough to eat, but it’s true. Below are some concrete ways to help.
Stop Hunger Now
Stop Hunger Now is a nonprofit located right here in Raleigh on Hillsborough Street across from Char-Grill. They’ve been around since 1998 and have provided more than 200 million meals to the malnourished thanks to their many partnerships with organizations around the world.
Partnerships are a sign of a good organization. It means they recognize the areas that they could use help in, and ask for it. True impact happens when more people get involved, so a network of partnering agencies is an indicator that large-scale impact is happening.
Check out the website for Stop Hunger Now to learn how you can help.
This is a national network of more than 200 food banks that operates with a much greater scope than SHN—Feeding America distributes more than 3 billion meals every year. You can use their online tool to find a local food bank that you can bring your donation to, if that sounds good to you.
With 3 billion meals served annually, it’s hard to imagine that that they still need help, but they do. That’s the measure of how serious the problem of hunger is for many people.
Your Local Connection
You might not even need a nonprofit to make a meal for someone who needs it. If you think through the people at your workplace, neighborhood, and other local groups that you’re a part of, chances are you’ll be able to think of someone who could use a meal dropped off with them. No need to connect with a nonprofit—just start cooking.
Tell us on Facebook how you decided to help combat hunger this holiday season; we’d love to hear it.