Every county, almost every town, and some churches have food banks and / or soup kitchens set up for those who need help in these uncertain times. Many of these charities are low on both food and other necessities. Odin tells us in Havamal to give gift for gift, but this is one time when everyone should reach down deep in their souls and find compassion for these unfortunate people and give gift without expecting one in return. Though I feel that the satisfaction of giving to those in need is a gift, and one that I am proud to receive in return.
And this is not a religious thing it is simply the right thing to do ! If you have a problem giving food to a Christian Church... well, too bad, give anyway. There are just too many people who are hurting right now ! Even if you can't give much, try to give a little. Trust me it adds up ! If your not sure where, or how to give in your area, just punch in your county name with food banks after it and the computer will give you all the information you need. If you feel funny about bringing food donate money.
Lets show the people in our communities that we Asatruar care about those less fortunate than us. Let us honor the Gods and Goddesses by doing what is needed and right on this upcoming Thanksgiving holiday !
Go with Odin's wisdom, Freyja's love and Thor's protection !