i'm starting to suspect that during this season of economic distress the best way to fight anxiety is to serve others.
one concrete way you can serve during this season is by dedicating a small portion of your food budget to a local food pantry. beverly bootstraps, our local food pantry, has seen demand increase exponentially over the past couple of months. bootstraps receives tons of community donations, but the volume of donations has not kept pace with local need. check out the figures below:
from january to june 2007 bootstraps purchased $7,339 worth of extra food in order to meet local demand.
from january to june 2008 bootstraps had to purchase $19,647 worth of extra food in order to meet local demand.
i suspect that 95% of you can dedicate at least $10 of your food budget to purchasing bread, cereal and non-perishable goods to your local food pantry. please don't miss this opportunity to fight anxiety by serving your neighbors.