The Autumnal Equinox is that time of the year when we start talking about food-sharing. It makes sense; the Autumnal Equinox marks the last harvest, the time where one would expect that there's plenty of food to go around. But the harvest and the equinox have come and gone along with the Pagan Pride festivals that dot the month of September (many PPD fests include a food drive). Hunger is a sad reality for millions of people all over the world, all year round, so it's important not to forget your local food bank, and to donate when you can throughout the entire year.


The first thing to do is to find a food bank near you. Here in the United States, Feeding America and Why Hunger are great resources for locating the food banks in your area. But what if you don't live in America? Google your city or country and "food bank" and you'll get loads of links for food banks or hunger-fighting organizations in your area. FoodBank is a good example. Like Feeding America, FoodBank is a network in Australia that directs folks who want to help where to donate, and folks who need help where to find it.

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What if you're really ambitious and want to START a food bank? The Trussell Trust can help. This organization, based in the United Kingdom, provides an online food bank network as well as support for groups that want to start food banks. They assist organizations in the United Kingdom directly, but even if you don't live in that part of the world, their site has loads of great information that can help get you started.