Looking for a small way to give this holiday season? We have a great idea: Sears Hometown Stores has launched their Food Drive, which will run until the end of 2009. At each of the 950 stores located across the country, customers will have a chance to donate non-perishable canned and boxed foods and other needed items, like diapers, power towels and so on. Customers can drop donations off at donation boxes located at their nearby Sears Hometown Store.

Donations will be distributed to local shelters, food kitchens, after-programs, and similar organizations with an eye out for the needy.

This is the fourth year of the initiative; the past three years have seen over a half a million in food items collected and donated. It would be great to see folks step up and make contributions to their local Sears Hometown Store Food Drive and try to crack the million food item mark. In these recession years it’s hard to question that need is as great as it has ever been.

Have you made a donation recently?

Credit: Sears Hometown Stores