A gaggle of adorable, conscientious preschoolers are heading to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma with a tasty donation.
Children at Primrose School in Edmond competed with kids from other Primrose Schools nationwide to collect canned goods that will help hungry families celebrate Thanksgiving. The kids will drop off their donation tomorrow during a field trip to the Regional Food Bank.
These kids should give us all a push in the donation direction during this time of year. While we're gearing up to stuff down as much turkey as we can handle (or, I guess, tofurkey, in my case), there are Oklahoma families going without. The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma has worked to put food on the tables of hungry Oklahomans since 1980, so far distributing more than 375 million pounds of food.
You can donate to the Regional Food Bank online (and consider this: A gift of $250 feeds a family of four for a full month) or volunteer time " either way, you're making a difference and helping those less fortunate. And I'm pretty sure that's one of the messages of Thanksgiving.
(Another message, at least according to the glorious Joss Whedon: Thanksgiving is a time when one of the released spirits of massacred American Indians will take vengeance by turning into a bear.)