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If more students knew that a $1 donation would feed someone $8 worth of food, would more donate?
Thatâ€™s one of the biggest and most intriguing questions to ask ourselves in light of this story.
Letâ€™s be honest. Most of us donâ€™t really donate that much, and the only time we do is around Christmas. Iâ€™m just as guilty.
Most of us say, â€œI donâ€™t have the timeâ€ or â€œI donâ€™t have any money to give,â€ but in most of our cases that isnâ€™t necessarily true.
It doesnâ€™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.
Itâ€™s true that most of us donâ€™t make much money, but itâ€™s also true that many of us have change lying around the house or in the car that we donâ€™t use that could go to a good cause.
The Community Food Bank isnâ€™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 shouldnâ€™t take a statistic like this to get us to donate. I think we could all try a little harder, myself included.