With the current economic conditions, the food pantries are overburdened and undersupplied.
We recently held a 50th birthday celebration for a dear friend. His request was to bring a food item rather than a gift. We had a large table with birthday-wrapped empty boxes, which were soon brimming with all kinds of staples. The result was a very nice contribution to the Village Presbyterian Food Pantry.
There will be many social and family gatherings in the days ahead. I hope others will take the cue. It is a very simple way to help and adds a new dimension to a holiday gathering.