As I was surfing the web awhile back, I came across the phrase “Pantry Tithe”. Immediately, an idea of what this phrase meant popped into my mind. As I read further, I realized that my idea of the term and this particular author’s idea were two different things. She talked about how she bought items each week that were specifically for the purpose of building her pantry. These items were her “Pantry Tithe”. I actually do this, as well, but I have always just called it stockpiling! Anyway, it got me thinking. When I think about the term “Pantry Tithe”, this is what comes to my mind. Purposefully taking items from my stockpile to give to others. I try to do this on a pretty consistent basis….but many times I’m not as intentional about doing this as I would like to be. So, I’ve decided to be a “Pantry Tither”!! Beginning this month, I will intentionally set aside 5 grocery items and 5 personal or household items every week or two for the express purpose of giving it away. The grocery items will go to the food pantry at my church and the personal/household items will go to a local home for women and children that have suffered domestic violence. That doesn’t mean that I won’t also be giving when other opportunities come up to help someone in need. That will just be considered giving over and above my regular tithe! If all of us who shop by stockpiling and using coupons would do this, can you imagine the difference that we could make in our communities?!? So, what do you think? Would you like to join me in being a “Pantry Tither”? If so, I’d love to hear what you will be doing with your “tithe”!