Kindness Revolution Day 16: Donate to the Food Bank

It’s amazing how many opportunities to give, even in small ways, have shown up since I decided to give 29 gifts in 29 days.  I just received a community flyer about a food drive to support the local soup kitchen and food bank.  Perfect.  I’m in.  I’ll collect some non-perishable items and purchase some additional ones at my local grocery store.

Everyone has difficulties once in a while.  For some people the soup kitchen is essential to get them through the rough times in life, a meal for the homeless, and a place for people who might otherwise go hungry.  It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life to forget about those less fortunate.  But, it’s important to share the good fortune we have.  No matter how difficult one’s circumstances might be, there are always other people whose troubles are worse than ours.  So, today, if you can, please donate to your local food bank, offer to help cook at your local soup kitchen, take a meal to someone who has difficulty getting out, or give to someone less fortunate in your own way.  By working together, we can transform the world through kindness.

If you’re just joining us for the Kindness Revolution, I’m doing my part (well, at least trying) to spread kindness in the world by giving 29 gifts in 29 days, inspired by the book 29 Gifts.  And, I’m asking you to join me.  If you’re just tuning in, check out the first blog in this series.

And, don’t forget to add your comments to my blog over the next few weeks because, with the help of the kind people at, I’ll be giving away more free copies of my books next Saturday!  Winners will be selected from the comments!

Check out the other articles in the Kindness Revolution Series:

Join the Kindness Revolution:  Give 29 Gifts in 29 Days

The Kindness Revolution Day 2:  Book Giveaways!

Kindness Revolution Day 3:  Mediterranean Feast

Kindness Revolution Day 4:  Foot Massage

Kindness Revolution Day 5:  I Failed Miserably Today

Kindness Revolution Day 6:  Giving Clothes to Charity

Kindness Revolution Day 7:  Advice from an African Medicine Woman

Kindness Revolution Day 8:  Music for the Soul

Kindness Revolution Day 9:  Donate to Your Local Library

Kindness Revolution Day 10:  Letter from the Prime Minister

Kindness Revolution Day 11:  Letter to a Friend

Kindness Revolution Day 12:  Sharing 29 Gifts

Kindness Revolution Day 13:  Win Free Books!

Kindness Revolution Day 14:  Chinese Secret to Reduce a Fever

Kindness Revolution Day 15:  Barbecue for the Roofers


Samantha Hodder
Sam Hodder4 years ago


Emma S.
Emma S.5 years ago

I'm going to find out if there are any initiatives like this near me.

Melissah C.
Melissah C.5 years ago


Melissah C.
Melissah C.5 years ago


Jonh Doe
6 years ago


Beng Kiat Low
low beng kiat6 years ago


Jennifer Gray
Jennifer Gray6 years ago

What a great idea! I know I have blankets I don't need anymore. I'm going to contact my local shelter...thanks again for the great idea! I'm new to 29 gifts in 29 days but I will be reading the previous days now =)

sheila b.
sheila b.6 years ago

Giving is truly a gift. What better feeling then to help someone in need. The smallest act of kindness can make a huge difference. We all have the opportunity to donate time, possessions, and money. The choice is ours.

Rajee Seetharam
Rajee Seetharam6 years ago

Any form of giving to please and make another happy is such a blessing!

Bon L.
Bon L.6 years ago

Thanks very much.