With Thanksgiving less than a week away, food banks are struggling to figure out how to keep up with the need for donations this time of year. In some areas of New York and New Jersey thousands of people remain out of their homes in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. All too often, as the news cameras leave, the donations sometimes slow down.
How can you help? Perhaps you’ve thought, “I’ll buy a few extra items while I’m grocery shopping” but never do because you don’t know where to take them. Maybe you simply don’t have the time or can’t get to a shelter.
A start-up called YouGiveGoods is hoping to remove that barrier and get more items flowing to those in need. You simply go to the site, pick the area or drive you want to assist, and purchase what’s needed from the comfort of your warm home.