two children at event with food

Originally written by experts with Tasty Rewards

From your corner bodega to family restaurants and all the little shops that give our communities so much character, there’s a ton of ways you can support your local businesses. And right now, they need you more than ever! Instead of shopping at big box stores, here are four simple ways you can show your support. 


1. Spread the word on social media

Give them a free boost of publicity by posting about them on social media, so all your friends and family know it’s worth a visit! 


2. Do some early holiday shopping

The holidays may seem far away, but now is the best time to cross a few people off your list with great gifts from local businesses who will appreciate your support. On top of helping them thrive, you’ll thank yourself come December for being ahead of the game!


3. Talk to the owners

Entrepreneurs pour their hearts and souls into their businesses, and they always make time for their regulars. Get to know the people behind your favorite shops and eateries and ask them if there’s any unique way you can show your support. 


4. Eat local 

It should come as no surprise that one of our favorite ways to support local businesses is by eating some great food! Family-run restaurants need your hungry help, so don’t be afraid to treat yourself to an extra night of take-out or celebratory dinner on the town


Originally posted by Tasty Rewards:

About Feed the Children

At Feed the Children, we feed hungry kids. We envision a world where no child goes to bed hungry. In the U.S. and internationally, we are dedicated to helping families and communities achieve stable lives and to reducing the need for help tomorrow, while providing food and resources to help them today. We distribute product donations from corporate donors to local community partners, we provide support for teachers and students, and we mobilize resources quickly to aid recovery efforts when natural disasters strike. Internationally, we manage child-focused community development programs in
countries. We welcome partnerships because we know our work would not be possible without collaborative relationships.

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