>> Britt Swoveland
While joining our in-laws for Sunday dinner the talk turned to Christmas and plans for the big day. We tend to do as many people; enjoy good food, share gifts, and have a fun day with family. Our family is very fortunate. We are blessed with good health, friends, loving family and happy homes. All the things that really matter. But we realize for some, the holiday season can be a challenging time. Not everyone has the support they need. Not everyone has presents under the tree. Not everyone has healthy food to eat. So, this Christmas, our family decided to count our blessings and give in a different way—a way that has greater meaning.
Rather than heading out and shopping for items we like, but don’t really need, we collectively decided to give some funds to a local charity to support those in greater need. The whole family embraced the idea instantly and started to mull-over the variety of options available for giving. In doing our research, the Good Food Box appealed to us in many ways.
By combining our donation with our in-laws, we have a wonderful opportunity to provide healthy fruits and vegetables to a local family for an entire year! We all really like the idea of giving locally, and the Good Food Box is run in such a manner (with mostly volunteers) to allow the donation to go directly to the cost of supplying food to those in need.
It’s heartwarming to know, that every two weeks a local family is picking up a bag of wholesome food that they otherwise would not have without the support of the Good Food Box. This year, Christmas for our family will be about sharing with others, and we encourage those that can, to do the same and embrace the true spirit of the season.
“For it is in giving that we receive.”
― Francis of Assisi
You too can donate now until Friday, December 19, 2014. More information is available about the Give the Gift of Good Food Holiday Fundraiser here.