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How many free Thanksgiving dinners did you give to the homeless and poor on Thanksgiving?

Asked by Hypocrisy_Central (20270 points ) November 23rd, 2012

It is really thanksgiving everyday, just opening your eyes and breathing is a blessing in it’s selves. However, Thanksgiving many more people actually think of the homeless and poor who do not have food or whatever. How many actually give any food to them, make up some holiday dinners and on their own give a free holiday dinner to the poor and homeless. You don’t have to say how many unless you can say so with out personal aggrandizement, did you give out a free meal to the homeless or poor yes, FYI I did, I would not ask you anything I was not willing or capable of doing?

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bkcunningham's avatar

Yes. Grace abounds toward me and I am blessed. I really am.

Judi's avatar

I do stuff throughout the year. I know lots of people are doing stuff this time of year, so I like to do things durring the lean times when no one else is really focused on it.

gondwanalon's avatar

I didn’t keep a record. I’ve been doing what I call “Operation Turkey Drop” where I drop a frozen turkey on a poor person’s front door, ring the doorbell and run into the darkness. I’ve only been caught once.

GracieT's avatar

My husband’s church had a Thanksgiving for people with no where else to go, so I did help give meals to people that wouldn’t have it otherwise, but I’m like @Judi and don’t focus on the holidays.

YARNLADY's avatar

I had 6 adult people who live below the national poverty line, and two of their children and I cooked an extra turkey to help feed them through the next couple of months. I also am cooking an extra turkey on Sunday to give to four more.

You see, my very own family is affected by the bad economy, and therefore, all my charitable donations go to help the 8 adults and two children who need it.

Shippy's avatar

I think it is a wonderful idea. We don’t have thanks giving of course, but for e.g. the Muslims here give poor families a box of basic groceries, during one of their Holy times. I have been to their homes and seen the boxes laid out with the goods inside. They don’t talk about it either and say “Ooh! I am giving a box of groceries to 7 families. I just think good deeds do bless you no matter what your religion, belief of just simply kind nature you have. And blessing can mean karma or whatever. It just does.

I have an ex friend who has a loud booming voice, and proceeds to tell everyone who will listen what good she did that week. To me kind of cancels it out you know.

SadieMartinPaul's avatar

I’m more concerned about the other 364 days of the year. I regularly donate both money and food to non-faith-based charities that feed the sick, the elderly, and anyone else in need.

I’m not putting down people who help one or more families on Thanksgiving; that’s a thoughtful and generous thing to do, and I’ve done the same myself. I just worry about what those same families will eat during the week after Thanksgiving.

For most children, a winter snowday is a treat—an unexpected holiday and a chance to play and enjoy. Many children, however, survive on the free breakfasts, lunches, and snacks served at school, and they literally go hungry on a snowday.

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