There are many ways to help your local food bank. Obviously, providing canned goods is a great way. But you can also be a little more hands-on and volunteer to stock shelves, clean the store, or work at the counter.
You are strengthening your community and helping to provide for those in need.
Make a commitment to volunteer once a week. Always bring some extra canned goods with you and be sure to thank and encourage the staff who run the food bank. If there is an area in need that isn't served by your local food bank, think about starting up a new one that could serve more people.
Next time you go grocery shopping, pick up a couple of extra non-perishable items and donate them to the local food bank, or add them to a community food drive.
Not familiar with food banks? Read this article to learn more.
Find a local food bank to get involved with.