There are also plenty of opportunities to help those in need. So during this Thanksgiving season, spend a few moments while filling yourself with turkey and the works and clean our your own cupboard . I know I have quite a few things in there that I will never eat. Perhaps it is time to donate my few impulse buys to people that will actual use them. If you children have toys in good shape or a coat they've grown out of, get kids involved. Have them look through their own belongings for items they have out grown but are willing to gift to others. When I go grocery shopping, I give my children $1 so they can choose an item to put in the food pantry box at the front of the store. Sometimes stores have a 10/$10 sale so the item costs less than a cup of coffee. Every $1 helps. I don't hunt. I did not grow up hunting and I don't even eat meat. That said, there are plenty of other people that do. (Thanks to Leo Roth at Democrat and Chronicle for this tip.