[D]onors could bring 20 times more food to needy families by ‘canning’ the canned food drive. A far more effective way to get food to needy families is to take the money you’d spend on the canned food donations and make a financial contribution to a food pantry that lets clients choose which food they take. Watch Can the Canned Food Drive or this Fox News segment to learn exactly why. Then go to Feeding America to find your local food bank who can help you locate the food pantries in your area that are using this high-impact model.
Read more great advice like that from the UPenn Center for High Impact Philanthropy.