Wondering what to do with that refund check?

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I just got my ridiculous stimulus check today. Woo -- uh -- whoo-hoo! Some of that money will be going to Visa (I wouldn't be surprised to hear that credit-card industry lobbyists came up with the idea, anyway), but I'm giving a big chunk of it to nonprofits who may lose government funding because of this election-year stunt.

Journalistic ethics guidelines suggest I avoid contributing to a cause I might write about, ergo no food-related nonprofits. But most of you don't have the same restrictions. If you're searching for a few worthy food-related causes to sign your stimulus funds over to, here's the Washington Food System Directory, a great online guide to organizations whose mission involves sustainable agriculture, food security, nutrition, and environmental preservation.

 
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