You Can Make a Difference in the Canned Food Drive

In these past two weeks at school the canned food drive has been going on. You may feel like there isn’t a need to bring cans or it’s too much work to carry in a couple of cans everyday. But, it is important to understand that there are many people in our area that struggle with hunger.

1 in 4 children in Arkansas don’t know where their next meal is coming from, according to However, we may not be able to comprehend and change these numbers, there are still ways to help. Organizations like the Red Shield Diner, the Community Clearinghouse, and the Sack Lunch Program are community resources that help provide resources to communities in need.

As a volunteer, I help at the Red Shield Diner once a month with my church. We serve between 45-70 people and give them a main course, a fruit, bread or chips, drinks, and dessert. My church is not the only one that participates, there is a church or organization working the Red Shield Diner every Sunday.

With my opportunity to serve people that suffer with hunger I find the food drive as a very simple and important way for everyone to make a difference in their community. Every can makes a difference, so I encourage everyone to bring what they can, even if it is just one can.