An annual food giveaway in Stockton this morning drew hundreds hoping for a brighter holiday.
Tracy's houses of help are experiencing similar high demand.
Luckily, there's plenty those of us not in need can do this season and every season.
Each trip to the grocery store, if you can, purchase one, two, five extra nonperishable food items to donate. This time of year, many supermarkets have collection barrels sitting just beyond the check-out lines. And other times of year, save up the goods and take a drive once a month to Tracy Interfaith Ministries at Parker Avenue and Grant Line Road.
Consider it my New Year's resolution, made 1½ months early.