The holiday season is upon us. Despite my best intentions to stay on top of things, it always seems to catch me unaware. Thank goodness for Amazon Prime and 2-day shipping!
It’s easy to get caught up in all in all the holiday madness. There are trees to decorate, presents to wrap, cookies to bake and family to visit. In the midst of all the madness, it is important to remember that not everyone is as fortunate as I am. My family has never gone without and for that I am abundantly thankful. If you have more than you need this holiday season, consider sharing with others. Most food banks are in need of donations this time of year. Why not pick up a few extra items the next time you are at the store?
For those of you in the southeast Pennsylvania region, the Chester County Food Bank is running their annual “Share What You Can” holiday food drive. I am a big fan of the CCFB. All the food we grew at Garden Night went to them. Not all food banks accept fresh produce! I love that they do. They also accept hunting donations. If you are a hunter and find yourself with an overabundance of venison, consider donating your latest kill to those in need. All you have to do is drop your deer off at one of the approved butchers. They’ll break it down free of charge and the food bank will come pick it up. How cool is that?
It has been such an honor to be part of the Wyebrook team these past 10 months, but I have never been prouder than when they announced they’d be donating 200 lbs. of their beef to the CCFB for families in need this holiday season. Access to healthy food should be right, not a privilege of the elite. Thank you, Wyebrook, for doing what you can to make that a reality.