As many of you know, Thanksgiving is almost here and will land on November 23rd! This means that many people are going to be eating so many huge meals and eating their lives away being thankful for the people and things they have around them. Thanksgiving is a day of giving thanks that is celebrated in the United States and in a couple other countries as well.
While a lot of people do have home cooked meals and things to be thankful for, others don’t have that. Since these people don’t have the satisfaction of a well fit meal on Thanksgiving, there are plenty of ways that us fortune people are able to help them. Many things that you might not even know about.
HACAP is an amazing way to help America so they aren’t hungry during times of trouble and especially during the holidays. HACAP is a diverse, community-focused nonprofit that is dedicated to improvement of our community.
Poverty is a complex human condition which creates barriers for human progress and restricts individual opportunity. It provides in six different counties in Iowa which includes Benton, Iowa, Johnston, Jones, Linn, and Washington counties. This organization works with thousands of children who are starving and they even helped during the flood of 2008 to be sure that the ones who were homeless still had something to look forward to.
HACAP coordinate with many different entities throughout the community to find meaningful ways to help those in need. The organization has been focused on a results-oriented approach and accountability. They are willing to sustain long term individual and family progress to self-sufficiency.
Today, there are many ways to help those in need. At public schools, there are different food drives that students and faculty can donate towards. Throughout the year, especially at this time, students and their families at Prairie might not have the genuine satisfaction of a home cooked meal on Thanksgiving or Christmas, so it is our duty, as the fortunate ones to help them out.
Different churches around town are starting to collect for the families that attend church who might not have enough to make a good, tasty meal and invite everyone to their homes to celebrate. Thanksgiving and Christmas is supposed to be the happiest time of year, but for some people, it might be the saddest time of year because they don’t have money to buy food, presents, etc.
So, it is our job as a community to help the ones in need and push to have it so they can have a genuinely exciting, food filled holiday season. Be sure to bring your items to local food drives and start helping out your community with organizations such as HACAP.
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