The holidays have arrived and while many of us are out finishing holiday shopping it is important to take a moment and think about how you can give back, specifically to those in need. While showing our loved ones we care is at the top of our priority lists during the holidays, it is equally important to think of families who are struggling to even put food on their tables.
Did you know…
1 in 8 children struggle with hunger/not knowing where their next meal will come from
9.5% of households in Minnesota are food insecure and will struggle to find enough food this week
A high number of families in need have reported having to choose between paying for food or paying their rent/mortgage
Over 10,000 Minnesotans are experiencing homelessness
Getting Involved – Giving Back This Holiday Season – Local Charities and Nonprofits
Not sure how to give back or how to get involved? We have put together a great starting point for learning more about local organizations you can get involved with this holiday season.
Help provide families in need with their next meal by learning more about Feeding America and local food banks and organizations they work with right in our community.
Get involved by helping families in crisis find shelter and a warm safe place to stay temporarily and permanently.
Directly give back to our local community to help the arts thrive, promote diversity, and overall help our community thrive.
Each year PRISM provides food to children, adults, and seniors in need, helps obtain and maintain stable housing, supplies families with clothes for school and work, and gives kids school supplies, birthday gifts, and holiday toys.
This online resource is an easy tool to see upcoming volunteer opportunities in your area.
Get Involved – Give Back This Holiday Season
These are just some of the ways you can get involved and give back this holiday season. Do a little homework and find a cause that resonates with you. Find something you are passionate about and get involved. Let’s all do our part to make the world a better place. Happy holidays!