To do: Contact your local food bank, ask what they are short on.
Time: 30 minutes
Materials: A small amount of money to purchase items for your local food bank
Instilling habits of donating, volunteering or citizenship can start from a young age. Start with a simple act, like donating items to a food pantry in your town or neighborhood.
Start by researching your local food bank. What kinds of donations do they accept? Place a phone call to see what supplies they might need.
Next, decide as a family how much money you are able to set aside to purchase items. Head to the grocery store with that amount in mind, and add up the items as you put them in your cart for extra math practice.
Alternatively, save up money as a family for this purpose. Perhaps your child can earn spare change for small household duties, or you forego ice cream one night and put that money in your food pantry fund.
Next, make sure to deliver the food as a family. Creating this habit and letting your child see exactly where your donations go is an important final step.
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