Three New Year's Resolutions that Help Others and Yourself

Elijah Dacany volunteering at Hawaii Foodbank.
December 29, 2017
by Megan Vincenti

The new year gives us an opportunity to reset. A much-needed chance to shake our bad habits and shift our perspectives. In 2018, we hope you join us in resolving to give back to your community. We have three easy New Year’s resolution ideas to help you get started! And the great part about these resolutions is that they will benefit both you and your neighbors.

1.    Pledge to volunteer: More than half of all soup kitchens, food pantries and meal programs rely entirely on volunteers. There is so much to be done and volunteering is a simple way for you to put in a few hours and leave having made a true impact. You might sort donated food or serve meals to people in need, but no matter what you do you will see the immediate results. Make your pledge for 2018.

2.    Broaden your perspective: We could all stand to have a little more empathy by learning about others’ circumstances and understanding what people all around us face every day. Follow our Feeding America social media channels, sign-up to get email updates about what we are doing to fight hunger or resolve to read our blog for a reminder of what life looks like outside of our own bubbles.

3.    Make a commitment to give monthly: Even though our first inclination is usually not to pull out our wallet, one of the best things you can resolve to do is make a monthly commitment to donate. Our programs rely on steady support and every $1 you donate can provide at least 10 meals through our network of food banks. Skipping your latte once a month could mean dinner for a hungry child or family.