That time of year again … give, and give generously – but lets be smart with our charity and do the most good that we can…
‘Tis the season for giving. And that urge to give, that desire to be helpful in a world that needs it, is a glorious thing, a ray of light in what can be an otherwise bleak world. But here’s the thing. We are VERY BAD at making efficient choices. Inefficiency = waste, and waste = not helping people that need help. So lets boil this down to one sentence:
If you really want to help people who are hungry, don’t give food to food banks, food pantries, or soup kitchens – give them money.
Lets do some math, shall we?
(there is some rounding here – the scale works, regardless of how you round)
At this link, you can buy bulk pasta:
That link takes you to dried spaghetti noodles that you purchase by the metric ton. 1 metric ton = 2,204 pounds of spaghetti. And they charge, on average…
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