Wrap Things Up
The holidays are hectic, and people don't always have the time or talent to wrap pretty packages for gift giving. If you can annex a spot in or near a retail center, and have the manpower in the form of talented volunteers, a gift-wrapping station where customers pay with food or food bank donations can be quite successful. Depending on the location, a gift wrapping service will become popular with harried shoppers who don't want to be stuck wrapping presents at midnight on Christmas Eve. That will make it attractive to business owners, too. Local businesses may even be persuaded to donate the wrapping paper and other supplies. This is a great way to provide a needed service while helping the hungry.