My three year old's Montessori classroom asked for preschoolers to bring in food donations this week. So tonight, when we stopped to get milk for our own house, I asked my daughter what she wanted for dinner. She said, "spaghetti and marinara!" a family favorite. When we got to the grocery aisle, she asked if we could buy 2 times the dinner for the food shelf. And we did. So, three cans of marinara, three boxes of pasta -- count her age every time -- and three boxes of Jiffy pizza dough mix (for the garlic bread). It's less than I would spend if we'd gone out tonight, and two families will share our meal sometime in the near future. It's not the first time I've donated items, but I get the same feeling of blessing every time, and I feel very connected to the world.