How You Can Help Feed Americans in Need This Holiday Season

With Christmas only a few weeks away, the 2014 holiday season of gatherings, celebrations, and of course, giving is in full swing. While party planning, spiced lattes, and holiday shopping are a great ways to relish in the festive season- it’s also a great opportunity to reflect on what we’re thankful for and consider helping those less fortunate who are battling with issues such as homelessness and food insecurity.

National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is recognized each year the week before Thanksgiving. This year it ran from November 15-November 23 and was a week dedicated to awareness and education around homelessness, food insecurity, and poverty as these issues affect those in our community and world.

Feeding America recently released a study revealing that one in 7 Americans, more than 46 million people rely on food pantries and meal service programs to feed themselves and their families.

The Salvation Army has long been dedicated to helping families meet the most basic needs. In 2013, we served over 60 million meals to those less fortunate and provided over 10 million nights of shelter. This is an issue that The Salvation Army will continue to combat but need the help of our supporters.

Here are ways you can help:

Help Fill our Food Banks

If you’d like to donate a bag of nonperishable foods to your local Salvation Army food pantry, check out our main website for a list of locations near you:


Share the spirit of the season with others by serving a meal at a Salvation Army location near you: near you:

Give Monetary Gifts:

Can’t get to the store? For monetary donations and other ways to give, visit:

Learn more about The Salvation Army here.

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