It’s that time of year, along with holiday decor, family gatherings, and a few extra pounds, you’ll start seeing food drives popping up at schools, churches, and businesses. While you may think that those efforts generate plenty of food for the hungry, it isn’t generally the case. Food pantries are likely stocked this time of year but they quickly run out of food once the holiday drives have ended. If you are like me, you like to eat all year long not just from October-December. Therefore any efforts that are made to collect food could be a big benefit to area shelters and food banks. Consider creating centerpieces out of vintage food tins or place cards out of canned food. Ask guests to donate their “card” to a local food bank to help feed someone in need. Of course you could also make a donation to a food bank in lieu of favors or ask guests to bring a can of food with them. Most guests wouldn’t have a problem at all with bringing a can of food to support your effort and with the average wedding including 75 guests or so, you could generate quite a bounty of food.You could easily make personalized labels to wrap around food items to use for anything from menus to table numbers. If anything it might just get your guests thinking about the need that exists and they may donate some food of their own. If you do used canned food in your decor, you will feel good knowing it went to help people after the day was over
I used the tin can as inspiration for today’s board.
Some cute ideas…
You could also consider donating leftover food to homeless shelters. Be sure to check with them before hand to make sure they will accept it.
How would you incorporate the hungry into your wedding day?
What charity or cause would you like to see as the next inspiration?