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Each year at this time of year we try to help provide a family a Thanksgiving meal along with help to provide Christmas for some children or a family in need.  We love to lend a helping hand. Over the years of my marriage, we have been in need a few times and were helped by others.  One year, my 2 boys would have not had a Christmas if it wasn’t for the giving of others.  I feel a great way to pay back  those who have helped us is by passing it along and helping others.  Giving to others is important year round, but the holidays provide the perfect opportunity to get you into the spirit of giving.

Have you heard of Hormel Foods’ “On Our Way to End Hunger” program?  

Through their program, they have commissioned surveys to uncover perceptions of hunger in America, hosted hunger summits that brought leaders from the public and private sectors together, and donated millions of dollars of products to local food banks and Feeding America.

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Hormel would love to hear how you lend a helping hand during the holiday season.  Get in touch with your giving side this season and share what you and your family do to give back.  Whether you sit down and talk with your children about what it means to be charitable, volunteer at a soup kitchen, pack up a clothing or book donation. Hormel wants to see how your family embraces the spirit of giving back.  Upload a photo or video to Hormel Foods Recipe page and Twitter by mentioning @HormelFoods and #HormelFamily.

You can also give back by leaving a comment on this post.  

Leave a comment telling me how you embrace your charitable side during the holiday. Hormel will make a donation to the food bank of one lucky winner’s community, just in time for the holidays.  You have until Nov 30 at midnight (MST) to enter.

This year, I am having my kiddos pick an Angel off the tree of our local Angel Tree program.  Then we are going to go shopping as a family to pick out items for each of their angels. I really want my kids to be involved in the whole process.

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Barb November 28, 2012 - 9:01 am

Where i work we pick names for the childrens chrismas bureau,

Kim J November 20, 2012 - 3:25 pm

We anonymously “adopt” 2-3 families from church and buy gifts for the kids and provide a holiday meal for them.

Sherri November 19, 2012 - 8:06 am

We just took a bunch of food to our local soup kitchen and try to help out a family that works with my husband who has been struggling since they were in an accident and missed a lot of work and pay.

Casey C November 17, 2012 - 6:42 pm

We plan on being a secret Santa to someone in need.

TrishInFL November 17, 2012 - 5:18 pm

A group of us from my work, volunteered with habitat for Humanity’s A Brush With Kindness to painting the exterior of an elderly couples home. They were so overcome with joy and gratefulness that tears were flowing throughout the day!
It was very touching!

karen November 17, 2012 - 2:53 pm

Our church has a giving tree we donate for and we also give to the toys-for-tots and gently used coat boxes located within our local grocery store and police departments.

shirley elizabeth November 17, 2012 - 2:37 pm

As far as holiday specific charity goes, we participate in the Christmas gift trees put up in our church for families in the community.

shanna November 17, 2012 - 2:16 pm

My family and I are making many Thanksgiving baskets and Christmas baskets for the surrounding community in need.

Katie November 17, 2012 - 1:35 pm

This year my family was not able to all get together for the holidays, so we are meeting on a different date at an organization called Feed my Starving Children to package food for children overseas. We also decided not to exchange gifts this year and are instead purchasing items for a local women’s shelter.

Eva November 17, 2012 - 11:22 am

I give back by making small donations of money to each of the charities that are important to each member of my family then I give them a card telling them what Charity I have donated to in their honor

Staci A November 17, 2012 - 9:02 am

We give back by participating in the Star Tree program in our area.