Letter to the Editor: You “buy local,” but do you “give local?”

We are all familiar with the idea of buying local, but have you taken a moment to consider the impact of giving local? The “buy local” movement has great benefits — fresher food, better quality and locally sourced products, a much more significant impact to the local economy, more local jobs, and reduced costs of transportation. Giving locally — supporting hometown organizations that are solving serious problems and helping people right here in our own backyard — makes a profound difference too.