You might think that there is too much hunger for one person to make a difference, but you might also have thousands of meals for hungry people sitting right in your driveway. Sharon did. Sharon’s story is a perfect example of a creative way you can help the Food Bank end local hunger.
One day, as Sharon came home from work, she realized that the time for her old college car had come to an end. She could have sold the car on Craigslist to a “random stranger” but Sharon had another idea. As she was contemplating the different methods of using her car for charity, Second Harvest Food Bank’s generosity came to mind.
Sharon was not living in the Bay Area at the time, but remembered the positive experience she had volunteering at the Food Bank during high school. Sharon shared, “the quality of the service they provide for the community really stuck with me over the years. They told me they would either keep my car for staff to use to visit food distribution sites and community events, or they would sell it to raise money for food.”
To Sharon’s disbelief, her old college car was sold and generated enough to provide 2,200 meals for local people. When we asked her how this made her feel, Sharon said, “I was shocked. It made me very happy to know that the Food Bank would be able to help so many people with my old car.”
To learn more about how you can help feed neighbors in need by donating non-food items, please visit our website at http://shfb.org/donateitems. Donations of all shapes and sizes make it possible for Second Harvest Food Bank to reach out to the great depths of our community and touch the lives of struggling individuals every day. Thank you for making our work possible.
- Lorita Boghospor contributed to this article