Please help a hunger relief organization feed those less fortunate this holiday season. Here are some simple ideas:
In your workplace:
- Turn your office Holiday party into a food drive. Have people bring cans of food for the food bank in your area to make your holiday party more meaningful.
- Give your boss a present to remember. Instead of another gift she or he won't use, make a donation to a hunger relief organization in their name.
- Be a secret Santa to your local food bank. Instead of the jelly of the month club for your co-workers, how about making your secret Santa gifts sacks of food for the food bank.
- Create an "Office Space" food drive. Fill up a cubicle to the top with non-perishable food for you food bank.
- Pick a hunger relief organization for 2010 and have your HR person set up a "payroll deduction" to donate to that hunger organization and let people give all year long. Small deductions add up!
- Try gift matching with your local food bank. When you buy a gift for someone in your family, set aside the same amount of $'s to give to your favorite hunger relief organization in December. A big commitment with a bigger payoff!
- Put a Secret Santa Sack on your tree or with your decorations. Add a sack with a picture of Santa and the logo of a hunger organization on it. All month, let your family and friends fill the sack with money secretly. you'll be surprised at how much you'll collect!
- Have a food drive at your neighborhood holiday party. If you have a neighborhood get together, ask everyone to bring a cash or food donation to the party for your local food bank.
- Put a Food Drive box on your front porch. Wrap a box with an open top and let your neighborhood know you're family is collecting food for your local food bank for the holidays. When people walk by, they can add to the box.
At your place of worship:
- Have a holiday food drive service. Pick a week to have everyone bring non-perishable food for your local food bank to your regular services.
- Charge "admission" to your holiday celebration service. If your Church normally has a special service for the holidays, make a voluntary price of "admission" a can of food or small donation to a local hunger relief organization.
- Take your youth group to the food bank. Coordinate with your local food bank and take your youth group to help sort food or help in some way. Have them bring a can of food too!
- Join thousands on Twitter December 1st and skip a meal to use the savings to fund a local or global hunger relief organization. Make a commitment to #twitterforfood for 12/1 and perhaps every month in 2010! You can make a difference by using your group of followers to help end hunger.
- Go online to one of the World Hunger Links on twitterforfood.com, see what they are doing for the holidays and get involved!
There are 100's of ways to make this holiday season more memorable by giving of your time and resources to help fight hunger around the world. Please comment with other ideas!