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'Tis the Season to Give Thanks — and Give Back

It's always a great time to give back to your community, but the colder weather of the Thanksgiving season often instills a stronger sense of urgency to help those less fortunate.

Here are some simple ways you can give back and make a big impact this year:

Stock those food pantries: Search by city to uncover an exhaustive list of nearby food pantries and soup kitchens in need of donations.

Set up a charity table at your supermarket: The food and potential donors are already at your local supermarket, so it makes sense to run a food drive powered by DoSomething.com right outside its doors to encourage your neighbors to give back.

Give it away: If you've got more than food to give, your gently-used clothing, household items, and electronics donations can have a big impact on local job seekers in need.

Help out, and end hunger: Join the fight to end hunger by volunteering with the leading domestic hunger-relief charity at one of Feeding America's 200 food banks across the country.

Revitalize local food systems: Host a workshop that inspires your community to tackle food insecurity at its roots by creating jobs and attracting growth that helps everyone thrive. The US Environmental Protection Agency provides free resources you can use.

 

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