The first gifts should be for home and family but if you find yourself with a little extra this year, you might want to contribute to one of the area food banks.
After Thanksgiving we have a tendency to forget that some of our neighbors are still struggling.
As we did at Thanksgiving, we would ask you to pick up an extra bag of groceries the next time you go shopping and drop it by one of the food banks listed below.
• The Community Food Pantry is open from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday and Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday and Friday. It is located at 7125 Turner Lake Circle. For more information call (770) 784-0037.
• Solid Rock Baptist Church at 8111 Brown Bridge Road operates Willing Helpers Food Pantry. For more information call (678) 342-3434.
• The Salvation Army store, 5193 Washington Street, can be reached at (770) 786-2107.
• Repairers of the Breach at 5120 Old Brown Bridge Road can be reached at (770) 787-7250.