Yesterday was Thanksgiving in the US, but it’s always a good time to not only remember those people and things we are grateful for, but to take it one step further to support causes close to home – whether by volunteering or, if you are in a position to do so, by assisting financially. This pandemic year has been devastating to so many places, programs and communities, like food banks, shelters, crisis centers, as well as local shops and businesses. Think of any way you can to support them and the simplest way to begin is by buying local this holiday season.
We support a local organization that rescues and redistributes food which would otherwise become waste. They, too, were hard hit this year since many of their suppliers closed due to the pandemic. As a result, they restructured to rescue even more food directly from markets and farmers. Food waste is something everyone can see and do something about. Start small. Review what you can change personally to keep your own food waste to a minimum.
The NYT ran a beautiful series of six word memoirs about what their readers are thankful for this year. You might be surprised by some of them. As someone else said, I’m thankful to be thankful.
I’m still on a break that is quickly coming to an end. Progress on The Helpdesk has been slow and hit a large bump in the road that will push back its launch for a couple more months. Stay tuned.