In honor of the inauguration of the 44th president of the US this next Tuesday, the Family Works Food Bank in Seattle has started a special food drive. They are asking you to collect $44 or 44 cans of food to donate between now and the inauguration. If you are not in the area and would like to donate cash, they have a link on their web site. If you have local food bank, donate to them instead.
Like many other food banks, Family Works Food Bank has seen a dramatic increase in need in recent months. With so many more people in need, they also needed more donors. That’s when a bolt of inspiration came from President-elect Barack Obama. Mr. Obama is calling for more community service along with his motto, “Yes we can.” That’s the motto of Family Work’s inauguration food drive.
Remember – donate to your local food bank often. There are people in need all year long, not just at the holidays.