When it comes to food, it truly is better to give than receive. (Especially if you are trying to watch your waistline!)
This holiday, give the gift of food to those in need. Here are a few ideas to get you going.
Teach a Person to Grow
The Dinner Garden is not a fantastic restaurant, but a non-profit organization striving to end hunger in America by planting one community garden for every six Americans. And, as youll see, it doesnt take much to make a difference.
- Just $2 provides enough seeds to plant full garden.
- A mere $5 helps a family of seven grow enough fruits and vegetables to last for a full year.
- Donate $30 and you will be responsible for 100 schoolchildren getting the seeds they need to start gardens of their own at home.
So forgo those lattes this holiday season (they mess with your estrogen levels anyway!) and help out a family in need.
Oysters for the Oil Spill
I dont know anyone who wasnt horrified by the BP oil disaster this year. And now you can play a small, but critical role in the clean up. Join the 1001000 Restore Coastal Alabama Partnership, and you can help Gulf of Mexico fisheries and oystermen reclaim their waters.
- For $10, you can purchase a bag of oyster shells to help replenish oyster stocks along the Alabama coastline.
- For $50, you can donate a plot of marsh grass to help promote the regrowth of plant and animal life along the shoreline.
- For $100, you can help establish 10 square miles of new oyster reefs in Mobile Bay.
Not only does your donation help bring health and vitality back to the Gulf, but to the livelihood of hundreds of Americans living in the region.