Summer has done an amazing job in bringing us ways to give this holiday season and as or Hormel ambassador I was asked to bring you an extra one.
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? We want to hear about what you’re already doing to lend a helping hand during the holiday season, Please share with us what you’ve been inspired to do in the comments on this post.
Hormel Foods’ “On Our Way to Ending Hunger” program collaborates with retailers, nonprofits and the government on hunger relief efforts. Motivating individuals and corporate partners to take action to fight hunger. You can find out more on their corporate website. Over the next couple weeks, we challenge you to get in touch with your giving side on a local level. Look up a local charity in your area or tap into one you already work with- it could be anything from a food bank or soup kitchen, a toy donation center or local shelter. Pick something that has personal meaning to you or your family. While you are packing up canned goods or old coats, helping someone in need with a home improvement project or serving food, document your good deeds using photo or video and share the most meaningful moments with us.
During November and December, upload the photos to your blog and be sure to share on Facebook and Twitter (mention @HormelFoods and #HFExtendedFamily). Need ideas for donations? Below are some items that food banks can always 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
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