Light the World – Feed the Hungry Basket

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Feed the Hungry Basket – help your family have a more Christ centered Christmas with this fun and easy service project idea!

As a family, we try every year to focus on the true meaning of Christmas – the birth of Christ and his life. Last year we participated in the #lighttheworld challenge at We loved it so much that we have been doing it again this year.

Light the World - Feed the Hungry Christmas service idea | free printable Christmas service project idea
My oldest son is in college, and I remember how stressful finals week always was for me. We decided to fill a box of snacks that can be eaten on the run, so the students that aren’t taking time for meals can just grab something that’s a little better than candy and carbonated drinks.

First we wrapped up a cardboard box with Christmas wrapping paper. You could just pick up an inexpensive basket from the Dollar Store if you prefer.

Christ Centered Christmas idea - Feed the Hungry college students

After that, I printed off the sign and taped it to the front of the box.

Help out some starving college students this Christmas Season | Christmas Service idea | Christ centered Christmas #lighttheworld

We headed to Costco and picked up a bunch of healthy snacks – nuts, fruit leather, beef jerky, etc. (I wish I would have remembered to pick up some fruit, that would have been perfect as well.) After we stuffed the box full of all the food, we dropped it off in the lobby of my son’s college apartment.

Christlike Christmas idea - feed the hungry free printable

We left the extra food with my son so that he can refill the box after it gets empty. My kids all had fun, and I won’t be surprised if they ask to do it again next year. 🙂

If you want to do this activity with your family, you can use the printables below. Just click the red link.  Merry Christmas!

Feed the Hungry

Here’s the one we used that is perfect for college students:
Light the World - feed the hungry college version

I also made a generic one that you could place pretty much anywhere.

Looking for more ideas for a Christ centered Christmas? Check these out:

Gratitude Christmas Gift Tags
Scripture Advent Calendar Candle
Nativity Countdown Printables
25 Days of Service Calendar


  1. This is awesome!!

  2. Such an amazing idea!! This time of year is so stressful at college!

  3. What a great idea!! I know that would help & brighten anyone’s day that needed it! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Amy Huntley says

    What a fun idea for serving others and involving your kids!

  5. I love this so much! What a great way to give as a family this time of year.

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