The grim reality is that we are now a Food Stamp nation. Some people realize, however, that it doesn’t take a government program to help those in need.

If your neighbor leaves a paper bag on your doorstep for you to fill with food or you see a drop box in a local business in the next few weeks, it may be a part of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Day of Service.

The nine LDS congregations in the Raleigh Stake are partnering with the community to collect at least 90,000 pounds of food on Saturday, March 23. The Food Bank of Eastern & Central N.C. distributes about 50,000 pounds of food each day, so the collected food would feed local residents for almost two days.