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“If you can’t feed a hundred people, feed just one.”

- Mother Theresa



1. Volunteer at a Soup Kitchen


Whether you have Thanksgiving lunch or dinner with your family, why not add a new tradition of volunteering at a soup kitchen this holiday? Call your local soup kitchen or homeless shelter and ask to volunteer this weekend. 

2. Buy One, Donate One

While doing your Thanksgiving grocery shopping, add some extra to your cart. For every canned item you buy, buy one more and then donate to your local food bank. 

3. Only Take What You Can Eat

It's tempting on Thanksgiving day to fill a plate full with all the goodness of turkey, mashed potatoes and desserts. This Thursday, try to only take what you will eat. 

4. Invite Over Those in Need

Know someone who will be spending the holidays alone or a family who can't afford to have their own Thanksgiving? Invite them over to your holiday celebration dinner. No better way to be thankful than sharing what you have with others. 

5. Share Heifer's Mission 

It's simple. Heifer's mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. How do we do this? We help families lift themselves out of poverty with sustainable methods such as livestock and agriculture.  Gather your entire family around the computer this Thanksgiving and watch our quick 60-second video about Heifer. 

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Maegan Clark

Maegan Clark loves social media even more than Southern sweet tea. She is currently pursuing her master’s in public administration and has a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a specialized study in public relations. Since working at Heifer, she has deepened her appreciation for the urgency with which we must end global hunger and poverty.