Ways to Help the Hungry During the Holidays

A list of ways and places to help out during the holiday season, and where to volunteer.
Staff Writer
Volunteers at D.C. Central Kitchen

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Volunteers at D.C. Central Kitchen

With the holidays around the corner it is easy to get swept up in the hustle of prepping, shopping, and entertaining. In the spirit of giving and sharing this season, there are plenty of ways to help those less fortunate so that they too can enjoy a holiday meal.

 

Send a Card

Gift of Hope — When you make a donation and send an ecard through the World Food Programme, the benefits go to providing mothers in third world countries with food for their families.

Paperless PostCity Harvest's program enables you to send seasonal cards through Paperless Post at $0.23 each. A pound of food is donated to fight hunger in New York City with each card.

 

Shop Online

Shop Against Hunger — This is an online shopping network through the World Food Programme that donates cups of food to the hungry based on what you purchase for the holidays.

 

Volunteer at a Soup Kitchen or Donate to a Food Pantry

Chicago
Greater Chicago Food Depository
Irving Park Food Pantry
Lakeview Pantry
Olive Branch Mission
A Just Harvest
The Night Ministry

 

New York
Community Kitchen and Food Pantry of West Harlem
The Bowery Mission
Broadway Community Inc.
GMHC Meals Program
Love Kitchen Inc.
Iris House
West Side Campaign Against Hunger
 

Boston
Boston Living Center Meals Program
Boston Rescue Mission
Haley House
Boston Public Market Inc.
Rosie’s Place

 

Los Angeles
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
World Harvest Food Bank
Union Rescue Mission
Project Angel Food
Los Angeles Mission: Food and Shelter

 

Miami
Camillus House
Homestead Soup Kitchen
Miami Rescue Mission, Inc.
Feeding South Florida
Pass It On Ministries

 

New Orleans
Just the Right Attitude
Loaves and Fishes Mobile
New Orleans Revival Center
Second Harvest of Greater New Orleans
Gretna Food Bank

 

Philadelphia
SHARE Food Program
Grace Community Center of Germantown
Feast of Justice
Helping Hand Rescue Mission
Philabundance

 

San Francisco
Neighborhood Grocery Network
Project Open Hand
St. Martin House of Hospitality
Glide Memorial Church
S.F. Rescue Mission

 

Washington, DC
D.C. Central Kitchen
Bread for the City
Central Union Mission
Miriam’s Kitchen
So Others Might Eat

 

Austin
Angel House Soup Kitchen
El Buen Samaritano
Micha 6 Food Pantry
East Austin Neighborhood Center
South Austin Neighborhood Center

 

Seattle
West Seattle Food Bank
Cathedral Kitchen
Hunger Intervention Program
Northwest Harvest
Ballard Food Bank

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