Donate to Meals on Wheels this Thanksgiving

Feed Someone at Thanksgiving

On Thanksgiving I will give thanks for my good fortune. I have a roof over my head, food on the table, and a wonderful family and friends. But others — even in my own community — go hungry every day.

I was dismayed to learn that 6.9 million seniors live in poverty and nearly 9 million face the threat of hunger. I just donated to Meals on Wheels, a community based program that helps meet the nutritional and social needs of seniors.

If it helps even one senior to enjoy a hot meal this Thanksgiving, I’ll feel better about myself for having done something. Maybe you’d like to donate towards a meal for another senior — here is the link.

Thanks to my loyal followers, my fellow bloggers, my family, and my friends for your continued support. I am very blessed.

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  1. What a wonderful cause Jeannette! At this time of year in particular, I wonder how the homeless cope with being on the streets in the cold temperatures. In the UK there are charities and churches who support homeless people with shelter, food and sanitary products. My church provide Christmas food hampers to families who are struggling. I feel privileged to assist on the day.

    • Phoenicia — how wonderful that you are assisting the needy at Christmas. The holidays do get commercial but an awful lot of good gets done, too.

  2. We are blessed in so many ways in life, and the ability to recognize that and give proper thanks to the Lord of all creation is critical. Senior citizens and young children all over the world are going through hard times, I wish we could all be a bit more generous and share whatever we comfortably can with them in order to ease their suffering and also serve as examples for the next generation.

    • Emidio — there is so much misery in the world. I’m so thankful for what I have and how lucky I am. If each of us does a little something for others in need it will add up to a lot of help that is sorely needed.

  3. This is a really good initiative Jeannette! This is the best way to earn peace and solitude for self. This is how we can make the world a better place to live for everyone. I will also look forward to do something like this Keep Doing!

  4. I am always surprised how a seemingly wealthy country like the United States has so much poverty, homelessness and struggle. Especially this year when we crossed the border from Canada into the United States, the difference was so visible.
    When my kids are just a little older I would love to donate time and energy to help out. For now, a monetary donation will have to do.

    • Chantal — It is sad that the wealthiest country on earth can’t provide for its most needy citizens. So, it’s up to individuals to step up and help — and I do believe that Americans are among the most generous people anywhere.

    • Christina — excellent idea to donate the food you don’t use to those in need. And, yes, Meals on Wheels is a great program.