Here's what I ended up donating:
Julia joined in the giving fun!
Look at that loot!!lululemon crossfit bag full of study supplies.
But it was worth it to contribute to these stocked shelves:
BMC food pantry: ( and why I donated directly to them, and volunteer there once a week):
- Its a Preventative Food Pantry-the only Food Pantry in the country that makes sure to give out culturally sensitive, individualized food bags for those with diabetes, food allergies, obesity and other medical conditions. The distribution of unhealthy food is very limited. No one deserves junk food!
- It is needed: Hunger and Malnutrition are a major problems for patients at BMC: 1/5-1/3 families with small children sometimes or often do not have sufficient food to feed their family.In this community 40-43% live below the poverty line (MA average is 35%)
- They have a Demonstration Kitchen to show patients how to cook new foods and makeover traditional meals!
- Its staffed/run by the nicest people ever!!!
Thank you so much Natalie for organizing this great food drive and for everyone else who participated!! If you're feeling a little generous this holiday season, there's still plenty of time to donate to your local food bank! (In fact, they could use a little help all year long! )
and If you don't hear from me, its because I'm buried 500 pages deep in the library! oh biochem, you'll be the death of me!