10 Things You Can Do to Help the Hungry


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Start A Food Drive or School Breakfast Program

If you're a natural-born organizer, consider starting a food drive where you live, work or worship. Your local food bank will be able to give you suggestions on how to get started. From arranging for collection bins to getting fliers together, there are some details involved, but every business or community effort starts with one motivated individual.

If your child's school doesn't have a school breakfast program, you might be instrumental in starting one. The USDA publishes a School Breakfast Toolkit that helps parents, administrators and others tackle the task of adding an early morning meal to the school day. With some time and a little help, you can do great things.

 

 

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