Remember others at this time of year that are not as fortunate as we are. Food banks are hurting at this time, especially now that we are in a recession. Monetary gifts, even small ones are much appreciated at food banks since they can purchase 5 times the amount of food that you can. Wow! The other banks that need your help during the holiday season are blood banks. The holiday season typically sees a shortage of supply at blood banks and if you take a little time donate blood or platelets (much needed, ask about it,the process – apheresis, is much like a regular blood donation) you just may save someone’s LIFE, how’s that for a wonderful holiday feeling? It doesn’t cost you a thing, and they give you free snacks too!