Each year, and around the holidays, several organizations hold food drives and collect donations to give to the less fortunate.

Here are a few places to direct your donations if you are looking to help this holiday season:

    Daybreak

    • Accepting health and beauty products like soap, shampoo, spray deodorant and laundry detergent
    • Always accepting food including coffee, fruit , juice and other items

    Hope Church

    • "Pack Night" for Feed the City is November 17 from 6pm to 8pm
    • The big day of food distribution is November 18 from 8am to noon
    • The church has plans to give out 1500 turkeys with trimmings

    Kids Yule Love

    Loaves and Fishes Ministry

    • Accepting blankets and coats, especially men's coats and clothing
    • Canned food items and non-perishables

    Macon Outreach

    Needs for the Grocery Pantry:

    • Peanut Butter
    • Canned fruit, canned vegetables, canned meat
    • Macaroni and Cheese
    • Cereal
    • Rice
    • Flour
    • Cornmeal

    Middle Georgia Community Food Bank

    • Accepting financial donations (A $1.00 donation can be turned into $5.00 worth of food)
    • Ways to donate financially: Send a check to 4490 Ocmulgee East Blvd. Macon, Ga 31217 or online on the food bank's website
    • Donors can register with Middle Georgia Food Bank to organize a food drive (Once registered, organizers can pick up a barrel from the food bank or use their own container. To register, call the food bank at (478) 742-3958.)
    • Food donations should be non-perishable. This time of year, the food bank is looking for corn, green beans, stuffing and mashed potato mixes.

    If you know of any other organizations who need help to lend a helping hand, let us know by sending an email to eyewitnessnews@13wmaz.com.