This Christmas season, you can help those in need. (Jimmy Hale Mission)

Garlands, Christmas presents, and cookies might fill your head, but there are other ways to get in the Christmas spirit. Here’s how you can give back to the Birmingham community by serving or delivering meals, donating goods, and more.

1. Christmas Blessings

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This non-profit organization is reaching out to their neighbors this Christmas season. (Jacob Blankenship / Bum Now)

small hands serving the heart, a non-profit organization that helps young people grow and thrive, is giving Birmingham families a big blessing this season. On Saturday, December 17th, they will be handing out Christmas dinner groceries to his 100 households.

2. Magic City Harvest

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This non-profit organization is making a difference to end hunger in our cities. (Magic City Harvest / Facebook)

by obtaining additional food from schools, food wholesalers, grocery stores, caterers and restaurants; magic city harvest Working hard to end hunger in our communities. This non-profit organization donates food to her partners in communities throughout Birmingham. If you work in the food industry and have leftovers, let this nonprofit know. You can also donate food drive items to keep your shelves stocked.

3. In-flight meal

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Meals on Wheels van loaded with food for delivery. (Jacob Blankenship / Bum Now)

If you have a license, this opportunity may be just for you. Meals on Wheels is all about delivering meals to homebound seniors and disabled in Jefferson County. This is your place to volunteer this holiday season.

No time to drive around town or don’t have a license?We can also help with their inventory pantry Includes items such as oatmeal, canned soup and vegetables, peanut butter, and crackers.

4. Community Kitchen

United Way Community Kitchens 5 Places To Eat Free This Holiday Season + How To Volunteer
The community kitchen serves delicious meals during the holiday season. (Pat Byton / Bum Now)

A community kitchen is more than just a kitchen. This nonprofit helps stave off hunger in communities by serving 65,000 people each year. This Christmas you can find or serve delicious home-cooked meals at Grace Episcopal Church. Anyone can join in and spread the cheer.

5. Greater Birmingham Salvation Army

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The Salvation Army helps feed our community. (Salvation Army Greater Birmingham)

For those in need Birmingham Salvation Army extending a helping hand. This organization provides daily meals to the Bam community.If you’re looking for help, the Salvation Army always needs extra help to keep them pantry Shelves full.

Do you know of another place offering free meals this Christmas? Let us know by tagging us @BhamNow on social media.