Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Giving back to those less fortunate is important throughout the year, but the holidays present the perfect opportunity to get you in the giving spirit. How do you embrace your charitable side during the holiday season? Do you donate to a specific organization or write a thoughtful note to someone special in your life? Do you send a care package to troops overseas or volunteer at a local soup kitchen?
I work at a 911 dispatch center and every year an organization is chosen to donate food and toys to. One year it was a men's rescue mission center and last year it was a women's shelter. It made us feel good to give to others less fortunate. I don't know who the organization will be this year, but I will be donating items to it.
Hormel Foods has an "On Our Way to Ending Hunger" program where they collaborate with retailers, nonprofits, and the government on hunger relief efforts to nourish the hungry in the US and abroad, and to motivate individuals and corporate partners to take action to fight hunger.
I challenge you to give back to your community during the holidays as well. Here are some items that food banks can use:
Dinty Moore stew
Hormel Compleats Microwave Meals
Hormel Chunk Meats
Valley Fresh chunk meats
SPAM family of products
Hormel bacon bits
Hormel Mary Kitchen hash
CHI-CHI'S SNACKERS salsa
One person will win a donation to a local food back in winner's community, courtesy of Hormel Foods.