Tuesday, November 16, 2010

And so it begins...

...the official Life, Love and Cake blog. Featuring posts about my life, baking and home tips, ideas on how to raise an interfaith family, and ways to save money.  Just to name a few. Basically everything that comes with being a wife. For a full description of this blog and to learn more about me click on the “About” tab.

Perfectly fitting for my first post and just in time for Thanksgiving I would like to focus on soup kitchens, food banks and homeless shelters.

It’s hard to believe there are children who go days without meals or don’t have a safe place to sleep at night. While it is important to recognize this is the case year-round, for some reason it is harder to conceive during the holidays. With the recent loss of my father I’ve found a new drive to make a difference by helping others. For those like me or those who just want to make a difference, I encourage you to volunteer this Thanksgiving season. It’s a way to honor the memory of loved ones by helping others.

If you think you’ll feel uncomfortable or if you plan on visiting with friends and family on Thanksgiving day, keep in mind there are lots of opportunities beyond serving the needy in a face-to-face setting on November 25th. Soup kitchens need volunteers to pick up donations, set up and take down the dining halls, and prepare the food; so there’s something for almost everyone.

To locate your nearest food bank I’ve found the Feeding America website (http://feedingamerica.org/foodbank-results.aspx) to be extremely helpful. Simply select your state to find your nearest organization. And no matter what you choose to do this Thanksgiving, be thankful for everyone you're so very lucky to know and love.

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