There are so many people who need a little help in our community, and there’s a lot of ways to help. One of the best ways to do that is to pitch in at a local food bank, and if you’re going for the pro-level version of helping, pull your kids into it and help set them up for a lifetime of community service.
SnowCap Community Charities is a grocery-style food bank on the East side that has serviced over a million people in its multi-decade history. It staffed by 7 people, which is frankly not enough to keep it in operation, so they depend on volunteerism. This weekend, I had the opportunity to visit the volunteer area with my Little League team, and for a wonderful 2 hours, we bagged rice. That’s it. It was a nice simple task, perfectly suited to a pile of 6-7 year olds, and it gave us a chance to open their eyes to the needs of others.
The website for SnowCap is here. I encourage you to click on that link and find yourself a group of your kids you can bring along. It’s a wonderful experience for children, a wonderful experience for you, and a wonderful way to help out a truly lifesaving operation.
If finding time is not in your budget, please click the link and find other ways to donate. Money, canned food, and clothing are always welcome as well.
~Jake from 98.7 The Bull