Last week, my kids and I had a little food drive to help raise food items and grocery gift cards to Loudoun Interfaith Relief, the local food bank in our area. We asked mostly our friends in the neighborhood and church small group for food items, gift cards or cash for Loudoun Interfaith's annual Thanksgiving Meal bag distribution.
We collected at least 4 grocery bags of canned vegetables and mashed potatoes, over $100 cash and 20, $10 grocery gift cards - from Giant Food and Target Store.
I encourage other families to do the same. Does you family do community service projects together? I welcome some new ideas.