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What better way to raise community awareness to the needs of families in poverty? Local grocery stores will often allow a collection point to be set up, and the food can be given to a local food pantry. People in the community often need a reminder such as this that children in childcare are very often from young, single parent, or lower income families who need two incomes to survive. This kills two birds with one stone...you help feed the needy, and childcare for the poor is raised in profile. Be sure to place wording on the collection point to the effect of "BLANK Childcare Center Cares About Child Hunger." Also check to see if the food pantry accepts other items such as diapers, and place this information at the collection point.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|