The little things add up, as does the rain in a drizzle, so that the little things amount to a big thing.
I like to share this Korean proverb because this truly applies to all aspects of our work at Rescuing Leftover Cuisine. We as an organization got started because we believe that smaller quantities of food that were not being picked up by other organizations could and should be rescued so that it could make a difference in someone's life.
We also believe that in a small amount of time, often just thirty minutes, a volunteer could bring much needed sustenance to someone who is hungry.
We believe the smaller homeless shelters, food pantries, soup kitchens, and community centers that do not have the storage space to receive large donation sizes could also make large impact in their local communities.
All of the small actions along this journey have contributed to Rescuing Leftover Cuisine rescuing a cumulative 3,100,000 pounds of food rescued and over 2.5 million meals provided to the hungry. Every little bit really adds up, and we want you to know that you can help.
For this month, in celebrating the power of small, we have partnered with an initiative called 1Million1s. Every month, this initiative will choose an innovative, community-based non-profit organization founded by a Millennial. 1Million1s' members commit to monthly donations, starting at $1 per month, and the gifts are combined into one large donation that is donated to that month's recipient. This innovative way to engage Millennials and disrupt philanthropy while bringing new voices and resources to the table is inspiring. As Michael Doyle, one of the founders of this initiative says, "By building an online community and leveraging collective giving, every dollar really does make a difference.”
Join us in this little way, and contribute to making a big difference.