In times of need, we must turn to the oracle of knowledge, otherwise known as teenage sensation Cher Horowitz in Clueless. During a moment of enlightenment, Cher tells us “It’s like that book I read in 9th grade, that said ‘tis a far, far better thing doing stuff for other people.’ ” Well Cher may be a little off on the quotation, but her motivations are completely intact. That’s why we’re dedicating a post to a program that’s taken months of preparation to pull together.
A frequent subject in the newspapers, this year, a whole new demographic has been visiting the New England food banks. Get that stereotype of strictly homeless people out of your head, because these people are employable families who have simply fallen on hard times. While the food banks’ shelves are close to bare, the 9th Annual Spirit of Giving Food Drive gives us a chance to help out our friends and neighbors. Simply visit any Shaw’s or StarMarket in New England through December 20th, and purchase a $5, $10, or $15 bag of food from the store’s display. Place it in the food drive bin, and know that your donation will go straight to the food bank to feed families in need. December 2nd serves as the kick-off to this event, with Boston Celtics champion point guard Rajon Rondo launching the campaign at Shaw’s in Mansfield, MA. Rajon will be on hand for autographs, a press conference, and interviews with boatloads of radio and television stations. A second press conference will take place at the Manchester, NH Shaw’s on December 4th. However, if you can’t make it away from your desk for these special events, simply do your part by visiting Shaw’s and buying a bag of food. Just $5 can provide an entire family with a nutritious and delicious meal this holiday season.
9th Annual Spirit of Giving Food Drive [Official Site]