Most food banks and homeless shelters are extremely efficient and make the most of every dollar that you donate. If you’re not sure where to donate locally, consider an organization such as Feed My People or Operation Food Search that help get money and food to people in your local communities.
Using some of your stimulus payments to order takeout or buy gift cards would be an excellent investment in your community to keep these restaurants going in a difficult situation.
Be overly cautious that you’re giving to someone who really needs it. But if you are convinced, this is about as good as an “investment” in another person as you can make.
Ordering pizza for your local hospital staff is more about providing a gesture of appreciation than providing nourishment.
A good church can have a significant impact on a local community. Many churches serve a great need of food, shelter, and clothing. When we were trying to figure out where to attend church as a family, one of the most important factors to us was finding a church that was generous and out in the community making a difference.
Maybe you have a landscaping project that you’ve been wanting to tackle for years but never got around to it. This may be the perfect opportunity to provide a struggling business with much needed work.
Our family is tipping a minimum of 30% for any takeout orders or deliveries. These people are risking their health for their jobs and are likely making less money than before, so do what you can to take care of them.