This holiday season consider an Advent Calendar of giving. These calendars are great way for families to share. It comes from www.passionatepennypincher.com.
Every day during the Season of Advent (Dec. 1 through Dec. 24) add an item to a box. It is suggested that the box be donated to a local food pantry on Christmas Eve, but with the busyness of the Christmas season, any food pantry would appreciate the donation after Christmas.
In your box place the following: Dec. 1, a box of cereal; Dec. 2, peanut butter; Dec. 3, stuffing mix; Dec. 4, a box of potatoes; Dec. 5, macaroni and cheese; Dec. 6, canned fruit; Dec. 7, canned tomatoes; Dec. 8, canned tuna; Dec. 9, dessert mix; Dec. 10, a jar of applesauce; Dec. 11, canned sweet potatoes; Dec. 12, cranberry sauce; Dec. 13, canned beans; Dec. 14, a box of crackers; Dec. 15, a package of rice; Dec. 16, Oatmeal; Dec. 17, pasta; Dec. 18, spaghetti sauce; Dec. 19, chicken noodle soup; Dec. 20, tomato soup; Dec. 21, a can of corn; Dec. 22, a can of mixed vegetables; Dec. 23, a can of carrots; Dec. 24, a can of green beans.
The items are suggestions and any non-perishable food can be substituted. If you and your family decide to make this a fun Advent project, you can call the Canton Food Pantry at (570) 297-2680 or the Troy Food Pantry at (570) 529-0020 to arrange for pick-up or delivery. There is someone at the Canton Pantry every Wednesday from about noon to 1:30 p.m. The Troy Food Pantry is open on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.