For many people, Thanksgiving is a joyous and thankful holiday filled with delicious food, family, and friends. However, it can also be a very difficult holiday some. Many families cannot afford to purchase food for their own Thanksgiving meal. In fact, purchasing groceries on a regular basis is often a tremendous challenge. This causes lots of children to go hungry on a daily basis. Families often do not know where their next meal will come from. This why we must take action and do what we can to provide for those in need this Thanksgiving.
Here in Marana, one in six children do not know where their next meal is going to come from. This
is a sad reality for our community. These children constantly go hungry because their parents cannot afford to buy food to feed them. Often, it is a decision between paying rent or buying food. Surprisingly, the number of families in this situation is increasing daily. Unfortunately, it is the children in our community who suffer the most.
Poor nutrition can have a detrimental effect on a child’s development. They need protein, fruits, vegetables, and adequate sources of dairy products in order to help them grow and be healthy. However, if parents do not have enough money to buy food, these children will not grow and develop properly. That is why we must do everything that we can to help these families who are in need of food. Providing a meal for them is just the beginning. Even if it is just one day out the entire year.
How You Can Partner
Join us at Tompkins Chiropractic want to make a difference in the lives of the children and families of Marana this Thanksgiving season. Here are a few ways you can join us:
- You can partner with us to help provide meals for families in need.
- You can choose to donate money to provide food for these families.
Whether you choose to donate money or groceries, your help will go a long way. Even making the smallest donation will make a difference. The fact that an effort is made to provide food to these families is what is most important. The more people that participate in this philanthropic project, the more families that we can feed. This is such an important cause right here in our community.
Service begins at home. That is why we believe that it is so important to provide Thanksgiving meals to the people of our community who are such dire need. With one simple meal, we can provide a lasting memory of love to people who are so hungry. We can provide a lasting impression on their minds that someone cared enough to provide food for them during a time when they would have otherwise have to have gone without nourishment.
You can collect food and bring it to Tompkins Family Chiropractic (7620 N Hartman Lane, Ste 124, Marana, 85743) anytime before Thursday, November 17th. We will be building food boxes for our families on Saturday, November 19th. Please call us at 520-572-2596 if you want more information.
When lots of people get together and just give a little, we can accomplish great things. Thank you for joining us and helping fulfill our mission.