It’s easy to donate

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If more students knew that a $1 donation would feed someone $8 worth of food, would more donate?

That’s one of the biggest and most intriguing questions to ask ourselves in light of this story.

Let’s be honest. Most of us don’t really donate that much, and the only time we do is around Christmas. I’m just as guilty.

Most of us say, “I don’t have the time” or “I don’t have any money to give,” but in most of our cases that isn’t necessarily true.

It doesn’t take that much time to throw in a small donation on your way to class. I donated $3 and all the effort it took me was to take the money out of my wallet and hand it to someone. Pretty simple.

It’s true that most of us don’t make much money, but it’s also true that many of us have change lying around the house or in the car that we don’t use that could go to a good cause.

The Community Food Bank isn’t asking for a lot of money either. Just 50 cents would be a welcomed donation. That 50 cents would feed someone $4 worth of food.

I think that if more students were aware of this $1 = $8 ratio, it would encourage them to give more often.

The real problem, though, is that it shouldn’t take a statistic like this to get us to donate. I think we could all try a little harder, myself included.

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