One way to give back is to give a gift to your local food bank. Supporting your local food bank is not only a noble act of compassion but also a way to address the pressing issue of hunger in our communities. Food insecurity is a pervasive problem affecting millions of people, including children, elderly individuals, and those who have fallen on hard times. Food banks play an indispensable role in bridging the gap between those who have excess food and those who desperately need it. By supporting your local food bank, you can contribute to the well-being of your community and make a meaningful impact on the lives of individuals facing hunger.

First and foremost, supporting your local food bank helps ensure that individuals and families in need have access to nutritious meals. Many people facing food insecurity struggle to afford or access healthy food options. Food banks aim to address this issue by collecting donated food items, including fresh produce, non-perishable goods, and even baby food, and distributing them to those in need. By donating to or volunteering at your local food bank, you can directly contribute to the availability of nourishing food options for individuals who would otherwise go hungry.

Furthermore, by supporting your local food bank, you contribute to the reduction of food waste. It is estimated that nearly one-third of all food produced for human consumption globally goes to waste. This wastage not only exacerbates hunger but also has negative environmental consequences such as increased greenhouse gas emissions and wasted resources. Food banks play a vital role in combating food waste by collecting surplus food from individuals, businesses, and farms that would otherwise be discarded. In doing so, they not only address hunger but also promote a more sustainable approach to food consumption.

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I served as a teacher, a teacher on Call, a Department Head, a District Curriculum, Specialist, a Program Coordinator, and a Provincial Curriculum Coordinator over a forty year career. In addition, I was the Department Head for Curriculum and Instruction, as well as a professor both online and in person at the University of Phoenix (Canada) from 2000-2010.

I also worked with Special Needs students. I gave workshops on curriculum development and staff training before I fully retired

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