The economy is currently in a bad state. Despite reports that the economy is picking up, there has been little financial improvement for most families. A recent report indicated that the gap between the rich and the poor is currently at the widest it has been since 1928—the year before the stock market crash and the onset of the Great Depression. These are bleak and worrying statistics and they remind us that, at present, many people need help.
Giving to food drives is one way to help the less fortunate during these touch times. Food drives are a form of charity work that require people to drop off food (usually canned) which will then be distributed to needy families. Food drives are normally hosted in early November (before Thanksgiving and Christmas) but they are increasingly found in progress all year long. With the news that food stamps will be cut in the coming months it is likely that food drives will be more needed than ever before.
Children (including those who are homeschooled) should be taught about social issues in order to become more aware, caring and compassionate adults. Donating to a food drive is a great way to help others and teach children about the merits of giving to charity and helping those who are less fortunate.