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$1 = 3 Meals

Demand for assistance is higher than ever.
Can you help your neighbors when they need it most?

Just $10 helps provide thirty meals for children, seniors,
and others struggling with hunger and food insecurity.
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A new door opens every day!
Just click on the day’s door to open

A new door opens every day!
Just click on the days door to open

$1 = 3 Meals

Demand for assistance is higher than ever.

Can you help your neighbors when they need it most?

Just $10 helps provide thirty meals for children, seniors,

and others struggling with hunger and food insecurity.

DON'T MISS A THING

Join our email list for daily updates and 25 days of fun.

OUR SELFLESS SPONSORS

Holiday stories are fun to read and even better to share! Our local libraries help us share books with one another throughout the entire year. This December, take out a holiday book from the library and return it with a special Selfless Elf bookmark from you. The next person who reads the book will get a nice surprise!

Most of us look forward to the sites and smells of this time of year. However, it can be extremely difficult when you don’t have enough food for you and your family. Fortunately, the Food Bank of the Southern Tier can

Please consider making a Selfless Elf donation to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier today.

The Food Bank of the Southern Tier’s Mobile Food Pantry delivers food to seniors where and when they need it most. This holiday season, let’s deliver even more joy by dropping off homemade paper snowflakes to local senior centers and nursing homes to decorate with! No two snowflakes are ever the same, so you can use any materials you’d like. Print out the Selfless Elf note to sign and include with your beautiful snowflakes too!

As an elf, I love the cold weather. However, when you don’t have warm clothes to wear, winter time is not much fun at all.

One way you can help is to donate new or gently used clothing that others can use to keep cozy on these cold days here in the Southern Tier.

Check your closets for jackets, gloves and mittens, hats, boots or pairs of pants that you don’t need anymore. It’s a good way to make room for any new clothes you might receive at the holidays, plus you can feel good knowing you’ve helped someone else! Print out the Selfless Elf note to sign and include with your donation.

What’s your favorite holiday movie? Me, I like ones with elves and happy holiday songs! Ask your family and friends about their favorite holiday movies and take turns watching them – by the Christmas tree, near a warm fire, or maybe even in a blanket fort! – together during December.

Some food is as fun to make as it is to eat. That’s especially true when you are able to share it with others.

Whether staying in on a chilly December evening or going to a holiday celebration, the healthy, festive recipes below make it easy to bring a little holiday cheer to your table (and your tummy!)

If you don’t have all the ingredients to make one of these recipes, feel free to choose one of your own. Or you can pick up what you need the next time you visit one of our biggest Selfless Elf sponsors – Wegmans!
The holidays can be the most fun time of the year, but they can also be stressful for those dealing with hunger. The good news is you can help them to put food on the table and a smile on their faces with a tax-deductible donation to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier. Every dollar you donate provides three meals for those in need. That means with a $10 donation you can help the Food Bank provide 30 meals!
Bank of the Southern Tier. Every dollar you donate provides three meals for those in need. That means with a $10 donation you can help the Food Bank provide 30 meals!

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Imade a list – and checked it twice – of items that food pantries need all year round. Print it out, head to the grocery store, and find them all! Bring the care package to a local food pantry with a signed Selfless Elf note.

R eceiving a holiday card from family and friends feels like a warm hug when it’s cold outside! It means they are thinking of you and want your holiday season to be merry and bright. Make someone feel extra special by making them a holiday card! Hand-deliver it with a smile, or mail it with a stamp. 

One of the keys to being a Selfless Elf is recognizing how lucky I am to be surrounded by the people and things I love. A great way to do that is to start off this year’s activities by creating a “gratitude keeper”.

Find a jar or small box that can hold a bunch of small strips of paper (elf pro tip: empty tissue boxes work great!) Decorate the outside of your container for the holidays and then each day throughout the month of December, write down one thing you are grateful for and put it in the box. You can do it on your own or ask family members to put theirs in the box too.

Then at the end of the month take all the strips out of the box and share your gratitudes for a feel-good moment to kick off the new year. Here’s a link to a page of slips you can print and use – or feel free to make your own!