Help out the less fortunate for the right reasons

Patrick Dolly

Contributing to food drives does not make someone a saint. Doing a good deed does not change the heart of a person so people need to stop acting like donating to food drives is such a big deal.

It doesn’t take much for someone to go through his pantry and pull out the cans that are about to expire and donate them to someone else.

There is no giving in that. The majority of the time, people need motivation before giving is even seriously considered.

If you want to give, give your best. Don’t donate your canned goods that are about to expire. Give others what you would feed your own family.

Food drives need to be replenished year round but for some reason, “the season for giving” is what sparks a person’s desire to all of a sudden become more of a giver than a taker.

People act like it is acceptable to display serious jerk tendencies for the majority of the year as long as they all of a sudden develop a heart once a year.

Food drives are not overrated, but the notion of donating to food drives is.

Contributing to food drives has increasingly become more about the recognition that comes along with contributing than about helping those that are less fortunate than we are.

Giving for a tax write-off is not giving for the right reasons. Donating to a food drive to say that you helped those less fortunate is not giving with a sincere heart, and yes, why you give is just as important as the act of giving.