With another blizzard approaching, what is your first instinct? Is it to go to the grocery store and stock up? Turns out, this is a normal tendency that gives us a sense of control in a uncontrollable situation.
This raises the question; do we need these extra groceries? Most likely, we don’t need to stock up as we are near several stores and snowplows will take care of the roads in no time.
However, although we feel the need to overstock, there are many families that are unable to do so due to lack of resources. About 7.75 percent of households with children are unable to buy enough food to feed all living under their roof, according the the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The local food shelf at is an absolute necessity for many local citizens, especially this winter. Let’s help our neighbors by dropping off groceries at the food shelf at 1775 Old W. Main St., next time we have to make a run to the store.
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